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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 3 hours 7 min ago

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Oct. 28 - Nov. 3

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:48
DOVER (Nov. 8, 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

Coyote hunting season remains open through Feb 28

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:41
DOVER (Nov. 12, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that Delaware’s coyote hunting season is in progress and remains open through Saturday, Feb. 28. Coyote trapping season runs Monday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, March 10.

Much-anticipated statewide shotgun deer hunting season opens Nov. 14

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:51
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2014) – For thousands of Delaware deer hunters, their favorite and unrivaled time of year afield is fast approaching: With prognostications pointing to a bountiful harvest, the state’s shotgun deer season – which runs from Friday, Nov. 14 thru Saturday, Nov. 22

Woodland Beach fishing pier parking lots to partially close for improvements Nov 11 to 12

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:51
DOVER (Nov. 7, 2014) – The parking lots at Woodland Beach near Smyrna will be partially and intermittently closed from Tuesday, Nov.11 through Wednesday, Nov.12 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

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

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:05
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.

Sussex property owners invited to sign up for free stormwater pond maintenance workshop on Nov 12

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:27
GEORGETOWN (Nov. 5, 2014) - Sussex County property owners who want to learn more about how to maintain stormwater ponds are invited by the Sussex Conservation District to attend a free workshop on Wednesday evening, Nov. 12. The workshop will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 East State Street, Millsboro, DE 19966.

DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Road Yard Waste Site to close Nov. 18-20 for entrance road upgrade

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:20
DOVER (Nov. 5, 2014) – The DNREC yard waste site located on Polly Drummond Hill Road in Newark (in the White Clay Creek State Park, across from the Judge Morris Estate) will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 20 for an upgrading of the site’s entrance road.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Oct 21 to 27

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:13
DOVER (Oct. 31, 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. 21-27 made 865 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 91 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 32 citatations.

DNREC urges motorists to watch out for deer crossing roadways especially at dusk

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:51
DOVER (Oct. 31, 2014) – Shorter fall days – especially after daylight savings time changes on Sunday, Nov. 2 – mean more 9-to-5 workers will be driving home at dusk, and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds all Delaware motorists to remain alert for deer crossing roadways.

Blairs Pond parking lot improvements rescheduled for Nov 6

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:18
MILFORD (Oct. 30, 2014) – Due to an unavoidable construction delay, the closure of the boat ramp and parking lot at Blairs Pond near Milford for parking lot improvements has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

2014 Coastal Cleanup drew 1800 volunteers who collected 3 tons of trash and recyclables from more than 45 sites

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:38
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2014) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 28th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 20 drew 1,805 volunteers, who collected 3.2 tons of trash from 46 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-third of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife 2015 Wildlife Action Plan revision underway

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:25
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2014) – Over the next year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and its conservation partners will work with wildlife experts and other key stakeholders throughout the state and region to develop the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan, a comprehensive plan to conserve wildlife and natural places. Investing in and implementing the plan will help conserve wildlife and protect their habitat for the benefit of current and future generations.

Public listening session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning set for November 5 in Lewes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:25
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) invites the public to provide input on regional ocean planning by participating in a listening session. Delaware’s representatives to the MidA RPB will host the session from 4– 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 5 at the University of Delaware’s Virden Retreat Center at 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes.

Blairs Pond to close Oct 31 for parking lot improvements

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:20
DOVER (Oct. 29, 2014) – Access to the parking lot and boat ramp at Blairs Pond near Milford will be closed Friday, Oct. 31 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC extends comment period on Green Recovery Technologies Coastal Zone permit application

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:42
DOVER (Oct. 29, 2014) – In response to numerous requests from community associations, environmental advocates and members of the public at the Green Recovery Technologies’ Coastal Zone permit hearing held Oct. 22, DNREC has extended the public comment period on the company’s permit application for two weeks.

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

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:30
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.

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.