News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 5 hours 22 min ago
DOVER (March 21, 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 March 11-17 made 613 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 22 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 17 citations.
DOVER (March 24, 2014) – The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts joins the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in celebrating the 59th year of National Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 27-May 4, with this year’s theme, “DIG DEEPER: Mysteries in the Soil.” Stewardship Week is one of the largest annual programs to promote conservation.
WILMINGTON (March 24, 2014) – Get outside and choose an adventure at Delaware State Parks’ “Venture Outdoors Fest,” a new event that will be held on May 3 and 4 at Brandywine Creek State Park.
DOVER (March 24, 2014) – In partnership with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s rain barrels program, the Delaware Forest Service is inviting residents of Delaware communities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to “buy a rain barrel … get a free tree” through the Forest Service’s “Trees for the Bay” program.
DOVER (March 21, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Department of Transportation have selected finalists in a rain barrel painting contest sponsored by the two agencies as a fun way to educate communities on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality.
LAUREL (March 21, 2014) – Beginning Friday, March 28, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife will be installing gates and closing an unpaved cross road connecting Phillips Landing Road with Sharptown Road through the Robert L. Graham Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel. The area continues to attract illegal activity including trash dumping and vandalism despite increased signage and public notification and increased law enforcement presence.
NEWARK (March 21, 2014) – For the first time ever, recreational trail users and active trail transportation commuters are gathering together for the Heels and Wheels Delaware Walk & Bike Summit 2014.The summit, designed to bring walkers, hikers, bicycle and mountain bike riders, and runners together for an educational conference, is being held at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in Newark.
DOVER (March 21, 2014) – After repeatedly disregarding environmental compliance orders and flouting other regulatory requirements from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC, a resource recovery and recycling facility in Camden, has been served by the Delaware Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office with the state’s first Chronic Violator Complaint. The complaint seeks $8.3 million in restitution
DOVER (March 13, 2014) – To encourage water conservation and promote wise use of water throughout the state, the Nonpoint Source Program in DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April.
GEORGETOWN (March 19, 2014) – The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public information meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus Lecture Hall, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown, to receive public comments on its draft Delmarva Fox Squirrel Conservation Plan for Sussex County.
DOVER (March 19, 2014) – Last year, working on a multi-state, multi-year project to determine the distribution range and potential effects of ranavirus, a viral disease known to affect amphibians, reptiles and fish, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife tested woodfrog tadpoles for the virus in nearly two dozen ponds throughout the state. Ranavirus has not occurred in humans or other warm-blooded species, such as other mammals and birds.
DOVER (March 19, 2014) – The Delaware Climate Change Impact Assessment, a comprehensive statewide report produced at the direction of DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate, is now available on DNREC’s website.
LAUREL (March 14, 2014) – Beginning Friday, March 28, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife will be installing gates and closing an unpaved cross road connecting Phillips Landing Road with Sharptown Road.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 14, 2014) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara encourages volunteers to join the Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several of its tributaries on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until noon at 12 sites throughout northern New Castle County. Due to other activities that day, the City of Newark will hold its cleanup from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
DOVER (March 14, 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 March 4-10 made 671 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including seven vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 12 citations.
DOVER (March 13, 2014) – The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife reported that a single coyote was harvested under newly established coyote hunting and trapping seasons. The male coyote was harvested in the Hockessin area by a deer hunter on Jan. 23.
DOVER (March 11, 2014) – Middle school students from across Delaware are invited to compete in the 20th annual Delaware Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) Competition on Wednesday, May 14 at Dover International Speedway. Sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate, the competition is open to all seventh and eighth graders attending public or private schools in Delaware.
WILMINGTON (March 10, 2014) – Delaware State Parks’ first annual “Woofstock” will be held at Bellevue State Park.
LEWES (March 10, 2014) – The Delaware Envirothon Planning Committee invites the public to an event welcoming Josh Seehorn, vice chair of the Georgia Envirothon, as he finishes his 6,800 mile hike across the American Discovery Trail – a journey Josh began last March to raise support and awareness for the North American Envirothon. The celebration will be held Saturday, March 15 at 3 p.m.at the Atlantic Ocean trailhead of the American Discovery Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
DOVER (March 10, 2014) – Delawareans and frequent visitors to the First State can now report illegal dumping activities directly to state environmental officials using their smartphones. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has launched a new TrashStoppers app