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DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest now through March 5

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:24
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be put on prominent public display.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold Feb 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:33
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 on Delaware’s proposed options to reduce the recreational striped bass harvest by 25 percent as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The hearing will be held in DNREC’s auditorium in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

New DNREC video “Mirror Lake: One year later” finds significant improvement in lake’s health

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:14
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) – A year after DNREC introduced a first-of-its-kind innovative cleanup plan for Dover’s Mirror Lake, the lake is showing recovery from contaminants and impacted sediment, and rebounding environmentally

Community Involvement Advisory Council to meet Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Smyrna

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:52
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) – The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Smyrna State Service Center, 200 South Dupont Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Dover

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:51
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) - The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901, starting with a council workshop in Conference Room 220.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 26 to Feb 1

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:30
DOVER (Feb. 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 26-Feb. 1 made 1,084 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 10 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 23 citations.

2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 15:30
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide has arrived with a colorful splash, with distribution to fishing license agents throughout the state, including sporting goods, bait & tackle and hardware stores. Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide, along with their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and can check it out online too.

Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:38
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than just a sign of spring’s arrival. This familiar sound is also a call to volunteers across the state to participate in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP). The Division will hold an orientation meeting for volunteers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, located at 4876 Hay Point Landing Road/Route 9 east of Smyrna.

Fun and exciting programs offered this month by the Children in Nature Coalition

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:49
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – Numerous partners in the Children in Nature Coalition, including DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, are offering a variety of programs for families this month.

DNREC announces new flood risk maps for New Castle County become effective February 4

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:17
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced today that new flood risk maps for New Castle County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on February 4. The maps can be found online at http://msc.fema.gov/portal.

February 7 designated waterfowl hunting day for youth hunters

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:19
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities for youth hunters, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Feb. 7 as the second of two special waterfowl hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 to be held on both public and private lands statewide.

Delaware State Parks’ new user fees to go into effect in February

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:02
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has received approval by DNREC Secretary David Small to implement certain new user fee increases which will go into effect in February.

DNREC reminds hunters to take advantage of Snow Goose Conservation Order starting Feb. 2

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:58
DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) –The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife is once again implementing an annual Snow Goose Conservation Order, which began in 2009 as part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide effort to reduce the population of greater snow geese.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:21
DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the five top entries chosen from its 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 19 to

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:49
DOVER (Jan. 30, 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. 19-25 made 843 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 66 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 10 citations.

Tonight’s DNREC hearing on proposed scrap tire amendments cancelled; rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 9

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:51
DOVER (Jan. 26, 2015) – DNREC has cancelled a public hearing scheduled for tonight on the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section’s proposal to add scrap tire facility management provisions to Delaware Regulations Governing Solid Waste.

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

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:58
DOVER (January, 26, 2015) – 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. February 27, 2015.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 12-18

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:05
DOVER (Jan. 23, 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. 12-18 made 648 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public,

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