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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 5 hours 2 min ago

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge to close Nov 3 through Dec 31 for upgrades to dam

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:02
DOVER (Oct. 28, 2014) – Access to the north parking lot and fishing footbridge at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna will be closed from Monday, Nov. 3 through Wednesday, Dec. 31 to allow contractors to perform construction work along the dam, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Dover

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:52
DOVER (Oct. 27, 2014) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29., at the Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dover, DE 19901.

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier closed for safety reasons

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:55
LEWES (Oct. 27, 2014) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens has ordered the immediate closure of the aging Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier as a safety measure

DNREC to hold workshops Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00
DOVER (Oct. 10, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold two public workshops addressing the history of the Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches, and possible changes to the regulations.

Division of Fish and Wildlife designates Nov 1 as special deer hunting day for youth and disabled hunters

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:50
DOVER (Oct. 24, 2014) – To promote the sport and provide additional opportunities for hunting in Delaware, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Nov. 1 as a special deer hunting day for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters on both public and private lands statewide.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Oct 14 to 20

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:30
DOVER (Oct. 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 Oct. 14-20 made 4515 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 69 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 25 citations.

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off day set for Saturday, Nov. 8 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:31
DOVER (Oct. 22, 2014) – DNREC is offering another recycling opportunity for Delaware residents to turn in their old tires, sponsoring a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 8 at Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952. The event will be held rain or shine.

DNREC to hold listening session Wednesday, Nov. 5 on proposed EPA plan to cut carbon emissions in Delaware

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:18
DOVER (Oct. 23, 2014) – DNREC will hold an informal listening session Wednesday, Nov. 5 on a proposed plan by the US Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels.

Duck hunting season to open Friday Oct 24

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:35
DOVER (Oct. 22, 2014) – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the season opening.

Weekend camping at Lums Pond and Killens Pond State Parks highlights Halloween events

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:01
DOVER (Oct. 23, 2014) – Campsites are still available this weekend for special programs at Lums Pond State Park in Bear and Killens Pond State Park in Felton.

DNREC Secretary Small orders closure of Peninsula Compost facility in Wilmington

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:40
DOVER (Oct. 21, 2014) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Secretary’s Order to Peninsula Compost Company LLC of Wilmington requiring closure of its recycling facility. The Order, signed Oct. 20, directs that the company immediately cease accepting any material at the facility and initiate steps to implement an orderly closure in compliance with a closure plan, the Composting Approval for Closure Activities (attached to the Secretary’s Order).

Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet Nov 5 in Dover

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:44
DOVER (Oct. 21, 2014) – 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, Nov. 5 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices on Bay Road in Dover. The focus of this meeting will be nutrients in drinking water.

Lums Pond State Park to host fifth “Halloween Hoot”

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:46
BEAR (Oct. 20, 2014) – Lums Pond State Park will host the annual Halloween Hoot on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to this family-friendly program held at the campground. Campers are admitted for $3; all others pay a $5 program fee.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate offers tips to keep costs down while chasing away chills

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:42
DOVER (Oct. 20, 2014) – With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to prepare your home and cars for cold weather. You’d like to stay warm, but that can mean using more power in your home and more gas in your car – and having less money in your pocket. To tip that balance in your favor, DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate offers the following no- and low-cost tips to help you use less energy and save more money this winter – and in some cases, year-round.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Oct 7 to 13

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:47
DOVER (Oct. 17, 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 Oct. 7-13 made 786 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 40 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 30 citations.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals for wastewater and surface water project planning

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:18
DOVER (October 17, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, and the Financial Assistance Branch are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater and surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. November 24.

Governor Markell signs new bill to enable DNREC to issue low-numbered surf fishing vehicle plates

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:42
INDIAN RIVER LIFE-SAVING STATION AND MUSEUM (Oct.16, 2014) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small, legislators and surf fishing groups and enthusiasts were on hand today as the Governor signed HB348, which allows DNREC and the Division of Parks & Recreation to issue low-numbered surf vehicle plates (1-1000) by sale or auction.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife stocks trout for fall in White Clay Creek

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:41
WHITE CLAY CREEK (Oct. 16, 2014) – The Fisheries Section of the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that White Clay Creek has received its annual fall stocking of trout. Fall stockings have occurred at White Clay Creek since 2007.

Community Involvement Advisory Council meets Oct. 21 at Smyrna Rest Area

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:50
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2014) – Delaware’s Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Rest Area’s conference room, 5500 DuPont Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977.