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Temporary closures for some areas of Cape Henlopen State Park needed to facilitate construction at Fort Miles

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:00
LEWES (May 5, 2016) – Visitors to Cape Henlopen State Park are advised that certain areas of the park, including parts of the park’s bike loop, will be closed for 10 days from May 16 - 25,

DNREC Mosquito Control Section and Division of Public Health share Zika virus information in new DNREC YouTube Channel video

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:48
DOVER (May 5, 2016) – DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) share tips on mosquito-borne illness prevention and precautions in the new video, Zika Virus, Mosquitoes & You, on DNREC’s YouTube Channel.

Training for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors set May 14

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:02
LEWES (May 3, 2016) – Volunteers who want to help protect Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds by joining DNREC’s monitoring team are invited to a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Biden Environmental Training Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 18 thru 24

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:35
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – 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 April 18-24 made 1,392 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 22 citations.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating commercial crab boat accident

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:34
PORT MAHON (April 29, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating an accident in which a commercial crabbing vessel capsized Thursday afternoon after it was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover in the Delaware Bay.

DNREC takes action to improve permitting processes, agency transparency and access

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:12
DOVER (May 2, 2016) – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an initiative to further streamline and expedite permitting, licensing and administrative processes, including management and storage of data throughout the Departmen

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:16
DOVER (April 28, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

Charter School of Wilmington Team B wins state championship in 2016 Delaware Envirothon

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:16
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – Charter School of Wilmington Team B is the winner of the 2016 Delaware Envirothon competition held April 28 at Brecknock Park in Camden, marking the school’s 17th win in the event’s 20-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter’s Team A finished second and Middletown High School placed third in the Envirothon competition.

Nanticoke Musselwatchers program set to launch Saturday, May 7 as part of Reclaim Our River Series

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:58
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – With DNREC sponsorship through the Division of Watershed Stewardship, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will launch a new citizen science and water quality improvement program, Nanticoke Musselwatchers

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate offers tips for homeowners considering solar lease or power purchase agreements

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:26
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – Over the past three years, the number of Delaware homeowners installing solar panels through a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) has increased significantly. These are popular financing options for homeowners who are interested in installing clean energy solar panels without paying significant upfront costs or claiming ownership of the system.

Openings still available for DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police new summer youth academy

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:13
DOVER (April 28, 2016) – If you are a Delaware student aged 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police still has openings for a new summer youth academy that can take you inside both worlds for experiencing the roles and responsibilities of a Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officer.

DNREC to hold public workshop on energy efficiency evaluation measurement and verification regulations

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:07
DOVER (April 28, 2016) – DNREC, in conjunction with Delaware’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, invites stakeholders to attend an upcoming workshop to give comments on proposed new regulations for the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency projects.

Hartly man arrested on numerous charges including possession of multiple weapons by a person prohibited

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:34
HARTLY (April 28, 2016) – Following a criminal investigation, a Hartly man was arrested April 25 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 11 thru 17

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:24
DOVER (April 22, 2016) – 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 April 11-17 made 1,159 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 16 citations.

Delaware State Parks announces Kickstarter campaign for funds to build new cabins in Cape Henlopen State Park

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:29
DOVER (April 26, 2016) – Delaware State Parks and Cape Henlopen State Park have kicked off a fundraising campaign this month through Kickstarter.com to raise money for new camping cabins at the popular beach vacation spot.

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

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:47
DOVER (April 26, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the office of Environmental Finance 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. May 25, 2016.

DNREC issues $40,000 penalty to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for solid waste recycling violations

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:29
DOVER (April 25, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste. The Order includes a penalty of $40,000 and $3,660 in cost recovery for the Department.

New DNREC YouTube Channel video details how model cleanup operation comes first for NVF Yorklyn site’s revitalization

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:54
DOVER (April 22, 2016) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video about the redevelopment of the old National Vulcanized Fiber mill in Yorklyn shows how far the remediation of the site has come – and how much remains

Ribbon cutting celebrates DNREC’s opening of new state-of-the-art boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:39
MILLVILLE (April 22, 2016) –DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens ...cut the ribbon opening a new state-of-the-art dual boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park in Millville