Del. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
State Street Commons
Dover, DE 19904
Marcia is a Delaware native currently residing in Dover. She received both her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management and graduate degree in Natural Resource Management from Delaware State University. Her master’s studies focused on Bat Habitat Use at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. In 2004, she began working for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) as an Environmental Scientist where she coordinated the Community Open Space Program. She helped homeowner associations undertake restoration projects like establishing forests and meadows in community open space. In 2007, she moved to the Delaware Forest Service where she assisted communities and municipalities with the planning and management of their urban forestry resources and became a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture. In 2012, Marcia began working in the Delaware DNREC Watershed Assessment Section, where she is responsible for coordinating efforts outlined in Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. In order to comply with the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, States in the bay Watershed are responsible for tracking and reporting the Best Management Practices implemented to reduce pollution from Nonpoint sources. Marcia is responsible for tracking and reporting Non-Point Source (NPS) Best Management Practice (BMP) data for Delaware and serves the role as independent quality assurance manager by developing and maintaining Delaware’s NPS Quality Assurance Project Plan. She is responsible for transferring Delaware’s Chesapeake Bay NPS BMP data though the National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIEN). Marcia regularly participates in Chesapeake Bay Program committees and workgroups to develop and refine strategies, organize implementation projects, and provide technical support and policy guidance for activities within the Chesapeake Bay.
Marcia serves on the Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Council (2007 – present), Board Member of the Delaware American Water Resources Association (DEAWRA), and Delaware Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators and Educators (Vice Chair, 2007-2009). She is active in the Delaware Invasive Species Council and has served as vice-chair (2007-2009), chair of data management committee (2009-2011), secretary-treasurer (2011-2015), and is currently the parliamentarian. She also represents Delaware on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.