News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 5 hours 45 min ago
MILLSBORO (Nov. 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are continuing their investigation into a hunting incident in which a bow hunter’s arrow struck and injured another hunter in the abdomen. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday on the edge of a farm field near Millsboro.
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – Amid reports of increased white-tailed deer activity during their most active time of year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife again reminds Delaware motorists to remain alert for deer crossing roadways, and to be most vigilant from dusk to dawn.
DOVER (Nov. 12, 2015) – Due to weather and tide conditions, temporary closure of the Scotton Landing Fishing Pier on Barkers Landing Road near Dover has been extended through Friday, Nov. 20 to complete the pier’s re-decking project, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
LEWES (Nov. 12, 2015) – Intermittent partial closures will continue at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot next week, Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20 to allow contractors to complete the parking lot re-striping project, the Division announced today.
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – Following the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s announcement that the Delmarva fox squirrel will be removed from the federal Endangered Species listing Nov. 16 due to a recovered increasing regional population, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced a conservation plan promoting the squirrel’s further recovery in Delaware.
DOVER (Nov. 6, 2015) – For thousands of Delaware deer hunters, their favorite and unrivaled time of year afield draws near: With prognostications pointing to another bountiful harvest, the state’s shotgun deer season – which runs from Friday, Nov. 13 thru Saturday, Nov. 21 – is squarely in many hunters’ sights.
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – DNREC Office of the Secretary Environmental Finance and DHSS Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water will host a State Revolving Loan Fund Workshop Monday, Dec. 7 in preparation for development of Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) FY 2016 Project Priority Lists (PPLs).
DOVER (Nov. 13, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between Nov. 2-8 made 1,688 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 354 citations.
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video explains how DNREC’s Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) is a watershed-scale approach to evaluating contaminant sources, transport pathways and receptors.
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a commercial waterman from Lewes Nov. 6 after discovering a hidden catch of undersized channeled conch on his vessel during a compliance check boarding.
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – Communities throughout Delaware are threatened by inland flooding, coastal storms, sea level rise, and changing climates. To help address these challenges, DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) is pleased to announce that a Resilient Community Partnership opportunity is now available to assist a Delaware town or county with resilience planning and implementation.
DOVER (Nov. 9, 2015) – Following night-time pursuit in the Harbeson area of a poaching suspect who resisted an order to give himself up, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Sussex County man in a Nov. 7 deer spotlighting incident and are now asking the public for help in locating a second suspect still at large.
DOVER (Nov. 6, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has withdrawn the interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations put into effect October 16 by the Department.
DOVER (Nov. 6, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 26-Nov. 1 made 1,287 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers responded issued 46 citations.
DOVER (Nov. 5, 2015) – Would-be buyers who didn’t cast their bids high enough to land one of the low-digit Delaware State Parks surf tags sold at auction last weekend by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will be happy to know that online auctions for the tags will continue through the holiday season until the end of the year.
LEWES (Nov. 5, 2015) – The parking lot at the Lewes Boat Ramp in Lewes will be partially and intermittently closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 to allow contractors to re-stripe the parking lot, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
NEWARK (Nov. 3, 2015) – After investigating a report of multiple persons spotlighting deer from a boat at night on the Christina River near Churchman’s Marsh Pond near Newark, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested two Newark men Oct. 30 on multiple hunting-related violations.
DOVER (Nov. 4, 2015) – Delaware’s wetlands continue to face threats such as pollution, sea level rise and changing climates and landscapes. To address these challenges and help protect the valuable natural resources and the many health and safety benefits that wetlands provide, DNREC and the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s (DDA) Forest Service have developed the 2015 Delaware Wetland Management Plan.
DOVER (Nov. 4, 2015) – DNREC is again inviting Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused car tires through another of the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances’ Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 7 will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.
DOVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 19 drew 1,492 volunteers, who collected 7.8 tons of trash from 50 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-quarter of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year.