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DNREC offers $1M recycling grant opportunity to help Delawares schools, businesses and institutions achieve recycling requirements

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 16:49
DOVER (April 11, 2016) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start recycling programs or expand programs already in place, DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program – with up to $1 million in funding available

DNRECs Division of Energy and Climate offers tips for energy and money saving spring home improvements

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:55
DOVER (April 11, 2016) – With spring flowers popping up and trees budding as winter’s chills subside, spring cleaning and home improvement projects are probably close to foremost on your mind. While you’re cleaning out closets, tidying storage areas and getting into those often-forgotten crevices of your home, the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate suggests some easy home improvement projects and everyday actions that will make your home more energy efficient.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council public hearing and meeting set for Wednesday, April 20 in Dover

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:06
DOVER (April 8, 2016) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Third bald eagle released back into wild after rehabilitation from incident that incapacitated

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 16:28
NEWARK (April 8, 2016) – Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research today released back into the wild a third bald eagle rehabilitated by the Delaware-based organization and DNREC conservation partner

Open house for New Flood Risk Maps for Kent and Sussex Counties set for April 20 in Milford

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:14
DOVER (April 8, 2016) – DNREC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday April 20 at the Carlisle Fire Company Hall, 615 NW Front St, Milford, DE 19963 to inform the public about new preliminary

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 28 thru April 3

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:21
DOVER (April 8, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between March 28-April 3 made 1,054 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued seven citations.

DNRECs Division of Energy & Climate opens registration for Fueling the Future clean transportation event May 24 in Dover

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:56
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate invites fleet managers, businesses, public organizations and transportation professionals to attend Fueling the Future: Clean Transportation for a Greener Delaware

Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp contests set for April 14

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:54
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Dover Public Library

Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet May 4 in Dover

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:51
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – The Source Water Protection Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 4, in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices at 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Delaware fourth graders Make a Splash and learn about protecting water resources

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:37
DOVER (April 5, 2016) – More than 720 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in today’s Make a Splash festival, an event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, April 13 in Dover

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:59
DOVER (Apr. 4, 2016) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Grotto Pizza’s Dover location, 1159 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901.

Open house on proposed Tri-Valley Trail in White Clay Creek State Park will be held April 4

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:24
DOVER (March 30, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house on the proposed Tri-Valley Trail in the Possum Hill Area of White Clay Creek State Park. The Open House will be held 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 4,

Nominations sought for Delawares 2016 Wetland Warrior and youth Wetland Apprentice Awards

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:04
DOVER (April 4, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is seeking nominations for the 2016 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award and the program’s new youth award, Wetland Apprentice. These awards recognize exemplary efforts to study, protect and preserve wetlands and the critical services they provide to all Delawareans.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 21 thru 27

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 20:46
DOVER (April 1, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between March 21-27 made 802 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 12 citations.

DNREC issues $85,000 penalty to Hylton’s Market, Inc. for failure to comply with underground storage tank regulations

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:39
DOVER (April 1, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Sal Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc., for violations of Delaware’s underground storage tank rules and regulations.

Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54
SEAFORD (April 1, 2016) – Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp, north of Seaford, will close in May for up to one year while a replacement ramp and dam are built, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which operates and maintains the state-owned facility, announced today.

DNREC and US Fish and Wildlife Service continue investigation into the deaths of five bald eagles in Sussex County

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:25
DAGSBORO (March 29, 2016) – While U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service agents and DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers continue an investigation into the March 19-20 deaths of five bald eagles in Sussex County, two eagles captured that weekend disoriented and possibly near death have been released back into the wild after rehabilitation by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research of Newark, DNREC and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced today.

DNRECs Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site to reopen for weekends Saturday-Sunday only

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:50
DOVER (March 30, 2016) – DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Demonstration Site in northern New Castle County, closed since January, will reopen Saturday, April 2 with limited operation

Volunteers sought for 25th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 9

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:19
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 30, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David Small encourages volunteers to join the 25th annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several of its tributaries on Saturday, April 9

DNREC Secretary’s Order, following new FDA guidance, halts shellfish harvest in seasonal area on Rehoboth Bay

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 05:22
DOVER (March 17, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Secretary’s Order for closure of a conditionally-approved shellfish harvest area located in the northeastern corner of Rehoboth Bay, effective Monday, March 21.