Delaware’s “First State National Monument” Woodlawn property, future National Park

The Obama Administration designated the First State National Monument in Delaware on March 25, 2013. Finally, more than 140 years after America’s first national park was created, all 50 states are represented in our park system. The new monument includes… Read More

Kesselring Farm & The Boy Scouts Red barn at Kesselring Farm

At the Fund, we believe kids have the right to a healthy childhood and that a healthy childhood includes being outdoors. But many kids don’t feel comfortable in the “great outdoors” and need skills and knowledge in order to enjoy… Read More

Mispillion Harbor Red Knot bird

Does saving one mile make a difference?  At Mispillion Harbor it does. Mispillion is a critical stopover for the red knot and with threats to coastal lands and declining red knot populations, the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan recognizes this vulnerable… Read More

Glatfelter Forest Glatfelter Forest in Delaware

Today, thousands of acres of privately owned forestland across Delaware are for sale, jeopardizing the state’s unique character and way of life. With so much at stake, protection of key forestland is one of the region’s most important land conservation… Read More

Green Infrastructure Plans For Central Delaware Green infrastructure map The Conservation Fund

Confronting haphazard sprawl, Delaware state leaders turned to us in 2006 to assess the green infrastructure resources in Kent County. We convened a forum of public and private leaders to better understand conservation priorities and conducted original research to evaluate… Read More

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping found Jamestown, the first permanent American settlement, Smith became the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay. He and his… Read More


Blaine Phillips
Blaine Phillips Centreville, DE
(302) 656-1103

As Senior Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Blaine Phillips manages our conservation efforts in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Outside work, Blaine spends time with his kids visiting national parks and exploring the woods behind their house. He holds a J.D. from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.