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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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DNREC seeks volunteers to report sightings of wild turkeys for 2014 survey

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:24
DOVER (July 7, 2014) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for Delawareans to assist with its 5th annual wild turkey survey, helping with their locations and determining how many of the big birds exist in Delaware. The data also will help biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population with the goal of ensuring a sustainable harvest of this treasured and robust game species.

Cape Henlopen State Parks's 50th anniversary celebration continues with more special events

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:00
LEWES (July 7, 2014) – As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Cape Henlopen State Park will host several guest speakers at the Seaside Nature Center to discuss some of the important historical events that have happened within the park.

Fort Delaware POW Weekend to include African-American Civil War history

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 14:34
DELAWARE CITY (July 7, 2014) – This weekend, visiting living history groups and the fort’s interpretive staff will partner at Fort Delaware for its popular P.O.W. Weekend. On Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, the weekend will feature living history presentations and special activities for all ages, with a focus on the role of African-Americans in Civil War history.

Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisories

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:46
DOVER (July 3, 2014) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health today updated fish consumption advisories for fish caught in three Delaware waterways: the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (C&D Canal); the Red Lion Creek; and the St. Jones watershed.

DNREC announces recycling grant opportunity to help Delaware schools, businesses and institutions

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:28
DOVER (July 3, 2014) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start or expand 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.

DNREC Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages safe boating practices over holiday weekend

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:24
DOVER (July 3, 2014) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long Fourth of July weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Enforcement Section, Office of Boating Safety and Education reminds and encourages them to practice safe boating on Delaware waterways.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter June 24 to 30

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:20
DOVER (July 3, 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between June 24-30 made 2,265 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 429 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 71 complaints and issued 137 citations.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Cape Henlopen beach; pilot and passenger both safe, plane undamaged

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:48
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK (July 3, 2014) – Delaware Natural Resources Police State Parks Enforcement and Delaware State Police are investigating an emergency landing on a Cape Henlopen beach made by a small plane last evening after it experienced engine trouble.

Commercial waterman fined for fishing violations

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:25
ON THE DELAWARE BAY (July 3, 2014) – DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents on June 25 cited commercial fisherman Frank S. Eicherly, IV, 55, of Bowers Beach, for numerous violations of commercial fishing regulations.

Delaware beaches again land distinction as No. 1 in nation

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:39
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality.

David Small sworn in as new DNREC Secretary

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:42
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – David Small was sworn in this morning as the 10th Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on July 12

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:02
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 12. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces results from 28th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:11
DOVER (June 30, 2014) Blue skies and balmy temperatures greeted 168 young anglers and their families who gathered earlier this month at three Delaware ponds for the 28th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All of the fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: June 17-23

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:12
DOVER (June 27, 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between June 17-23 made 1,697 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public

Sens. Carper and Coons, US Rep. Carney and Sec. O’Mara highlight $6.9 million in federal funding for Delaware Bayshore projects

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:33
DELAWARE BAYSHORE (June 27, 2014) – With the scenic beauty of Mispillion Harbor Reserve as a backdrop, dignitaries highlighted the state’s $6.9 million in funding from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) through Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency appropriations.

Delaware to participate in Operation Dry Water June 27-29

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:49
DOVER (June 26, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section today announced that Delaware once again will participate in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education event aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities.

Cape Henlopen State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:28
LEWES (June 26, 2014) – Cape Henlopen State Park turns 50 this year, and there will be plenty of activities to mark the milestone occasion. It is Delaware’s largest state park at 5,320 acres. The park is renowned for its five miles of beautiful ocean beaches, dynamic dune environment, stunning coastal and tidal wetland views, woodland trails, and a rich cultural and historic heritage. There is an Observation Tower (an old World War II fire control tower open to the public that features 115 steps to the top,

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 22 to 28

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:40
DOVER (June 24, 2014) – The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has declared June 22-28 as the 18th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and in observance of the event, DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section is encouraging Delawareans to take precautions to avoid or reduce mosquito bites, and to put particular emphasis on eliminating backyard mosquito-producing habitat.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife to begin annual banding of barn owls

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:47
DOVER (June 24, 2014) – Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife biologists will begin banding barn owls this week during their annual checkup and cleaning of barn owl nesting boxes, including 17 boxes in state wildlife areas and eight boxes in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Banding provides valuable information on life span, home range, nest site fidelity and migratory patterns, and in estimating population size.

Cape Henlopen State Park and Cape May Lewes Ferry to celebrate 50th anniversaries with June 29 fireworks display

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:31
LEWES (June 24, 2014) – Cape Henlopen State Park and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry are both celebrating 50 years of service to Delaware’s residents and guests. In honor of the milestone, a special fireworks presentation will be held at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, June 29 from the Cape Henlopen fishing pier. Public access to the pier will close to at 6 a.m. that morning to prepare for the fireworks display.