Since 8 May 2002 the Eastern Scheldt is officially a national park. The consultative body is responsible for the functioning of the National Park.
The independent chairman is Mr Siebe Kramer. Communication and education of the national park is part of IVN Zeeland. The secretariat is provided by the Province of Zeeland, Department of Water, Soil & Nature.
At the moment there is an application at the Tax Authorities to provide the Eastern Scheldt National Park with an ANBI status.