Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative

A forum that brings diverse interests together for dialogue and action in support of healthy and productive ecosystems, farming and poultry.

Mountaire Farms in Queen Anne’s County, MD photo courtesy of Edwin Remsberg

About Us

DLLC brings together representatives from chicken companies, farming, regulatory agencies, academia, and environmental groups in a collaborative and mission-driven manner.

The complex challenges facing the integration of food production, environmental protection, rural economies and communities cannot be solved by single-faceted approaches. The challenges cross boundaries, and the solutions need to as well.

DLLC is built on trusted relationships established across these boundaries within our membership. We come together to learn from others within the group and integrate new knowledge from outside expertise to define issues of concern, facilitate solutions, and enhance public awareness as a common cause leading to a more resilient and sustainable Delmarva.

Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative seeks solutions for healthy ecosystems, farming, and chicken production.

How You Can Get Involved

Managers and Elected Officials

Our forum is a resource for you because our members learn, identify needs, design solutions, and promote support for solutions for a more resilient and sustainable Delmarva. As decision-makers, you can be sure that the information you receive from DLLC has been thoroughly vetted by diverse constituents. 

Environmental Interests

DLLC works on complex problems that are difficult to solve without diverse stakeholders and knowledge at the table. We are the only forum of its kind that includes the farming community, critical to finding common ground.  DLLC can help your organization identify innovative solutions, project partners, and balanced input from a broad coalition of stakeholders, all of whom are committed to environmental quality.

Delmarva Communities

Delmarva residents want low carbon protein as well as clean water. This is why diverse partners work together through DLLC to find the facts and the solutions that support viable agriculture and healthy ecosystems on Delmarva. Explore our site, follow our Facebook page, subscribe to our newsletter, and drop us a note to stay up to date about our work. 


At DLLC, poultry and crop farmers collaborate with environmental interests to create a healthy and vibrant community.  DLLC seeks farmer input to viable solutions and works with funders, researchers, NGOs and government agencies to implement workable solutions.

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Upcoming Events

Rapid Stream Delisting Strategies Webinar

December 8, 2023 11 am- 12:30 pm

The Delmarva Land and Litter Collaborative invites you to join us to learn how high-resolution data is being used to target and restore water bodies in Lancaster and central Pennsylvania.

Register to participate. 


Join fellow producers, industry experts, & vendors at the Delaware State Fairgrounds for an in-person Delaware Ag Week experience! Get ready to explore the latest & most valuable innovations in agronomy, fruits, & vegetables, woodland management, animal science & more! Attendees can earn credits for pest management, nutrient management, and Certified Crop Advising for Delaware and Maryland. Session details are available online at Kindly pre-register where requested so meals and other accommodations can be prepared. Thanks to our sponsors, there are no costs for sessions or meals. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great opportunity to enjoy good discussions with both farmers and conservationists.Environmental stewardship of farmers around the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays has made them leaders in practices that protect and promote healthy soils. On December 14, join ShoreRivers and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, in conjunction with University of Delaware, for a free film screening of a documentary on soil health and climate change that will be followed by a panel discussion with conservation and farming experts who will discuss the film and answer audience questions.Learn more: ... See MoreSee Less
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