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Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Lewes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:24
DOVER (Jan. 21, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the DNREC Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

NREC extends public comment period through Feb. 16 on renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Cost Cap regulation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:53
DOVER (Jan. 20, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the public comment period for a revised proposed regulation to establish how the DNREC division administers the obligations of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act

NREC extends public comment period through Feb. 16 on renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Cost Cap regulation

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:03
DOVER (Jan. 20, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the public comment period for a revised proposed regulation to establish how the DNREC division administers the obligations of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act established by 26 Del. C. § 354(i) & (j).

Claymont man cited for negligence in boating accident

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:49
DOVER (Jan. 16, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers cited a Claymont man following a boating accident this morning in a marshy area off the Christina River near Wilmington that took two duck hunters on a harrowing course and threw them into icy waters before they managed to get to safe ground.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 5 to 11

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:59
DOVER (Jan. 16, 2015) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 5-11 made 716 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 73 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 18 citations.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware hunters for photo contest

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:12
DOVER (Jan. 15, 2015) – The end-of-January deadline draws near for submitting your great photos of a Delaware hunter in action to the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published this summer.

Division of Fish and Wildlife 2015 calendar features past Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp winners

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:50
DOVER (Jan. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce publication of its annual calendar, with each month for 2015 featuring a past Delaware Waterfowl or Trout Stamp winner from 1980-2012.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec 22 to Jan 4

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:51
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 22-Jan. 4 made 1,010 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 108 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 52 citations.

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish cancels Jan 14 meeting on wildlife program revenues

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:27
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – The Advisory Council on Wildlife & Freshwater Fish has cancelled a special public meeting preliminarily scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 in Dover to address next steps for wildlife program revenues/fees and service delivery, the Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Delaware State Parks offers advertising opportunity to support Beach Patrol

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:06
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – For the second year, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is offering an innovative program that enables local businesses to advertise on state beaches while supporting Beach Patrol lifeguards.

Delaware, DNREC awarded $731,000 federal grant to protect critical coastal wetlands within Delaware Bayshore

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:54
PORT PENN, Del. (Jan. 9, 2015) – A key coastal wetland property, part of the Thousand Acre Marsh near Port Penn, will be conserved through a $731,399 federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (NCWCG)

DNREC YouTube Channel video delves into Delaware’s ancient dunes and sand ridge forests

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:45
DOVER (Jan. 7, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife conservation staff and volunteers began working five years ago restore a four-acre ancient sand ridge forest in the Nanticoke Wildlife Area,

DNREC issues $10,000 penalty to Kelley Transport and Refuse, LLC of Denton, Md., for solid waste transportation violations in Delaware

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:26
DOVER (Jan. 6, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Kelley Transport and Refuse, LLC for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing the transportation of solid waste. The Secretary’s Order calls for $10,000 penalty and cost recovery for the Department of $1,500.

DNREC moves City of Rehoboth Beach wastewater disposal financing forward and agrees to a new discharge removal deadline

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 17:10
DOVER (Jan. 5, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) concurring with an assessment by the City of Rehoboth Beach that an ocean outfall is the most environmentally and financially responsible alternative to the City’s current discharge of treated wastewater into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife encourages successful deer hunters to donate venison to Sportsmen Against Hunger

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:43
DOVER (Jan. 2, 2015) – With Delaware’s archery deer season continuing until Jan. 31 plus three more weeks of various firearm deer seasons coming up in January, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program gratefully accepts donated venison for processing and distribution to participating charitable groups who provide meals for hungry Delawareans.

Delaware State Parks to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes across the state

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 13:41
DOVER (Dec. 30, 2014) – Delaware State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. The hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year by connecting with the outdoors on Jan. 1 at a state park close to home.

DNREC announces grant to help Delaware schools businesses and institutions with recycling programs

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:32
DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start or expand their recycling programs, DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program, with up to $500,000 in funding available for grant proposals.

Holidays are the perfect time to recycle

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:28
DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – DNREC reminds Delawareans that holiday time is the right time to trim your “wasteline” while helping the environment – by recycling all those extra mail order boxes, gift-wrapped packages, tags and cards.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec 15 to 21

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:25
DOVER (Dec. 24, 2014) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 15-21 made 569 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 33 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 14 citations.

Precautions and vigilance urged for avian influenza

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:19
DOVER (Dec. 24, 2014) – Delaware authorities are urging poultry and bird owners to be vigilant in the wake of avian influenza cases reported in Oregon and Washington state.