News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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DOVER (April 16, 2015) – Delaware students from around the state will convene at Cannery Village in Milton on April 30 to compete in the annual Delaware Envirothon. On the 20th anniversary of the Delaware Envirothon, a record-breaking number of participants will compete. This year, 120 students representing 11 high schools and one 4-H Club will vie for more than $5,000 in college scholarships and cash awards.
DOVER (April 16, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold two public workshops next month on proposed changes to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches.
DOVER (April 15, 2015) – DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will hold an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18.
DOVER (April 15, 2015) – Trap and skeet shooting fields at DNREC’s Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center and Public Shooting Range in New Castle have reopened after being closed for six months to install new trap and skeet machines, the Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
DOVER (April 14, 2015) – The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014/15 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Scott Lee of Laurel for “Sunrise Over Assawoman Bay,” featuring Tommy Lee waterfowl hunting at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Frankford.
DOVER (April 10, 2015)– In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are needed to assist with planting native tree seedlings in pots from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.
FRANKFORD (April 9, 2015) – Due to weather-related construction delays, access to the Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp on Assawoman Wildlife Area near Bethany Beach will remain closed through Friday, April 17, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Mulberry Landing Road has been periodically closed since late March during boat ramp improvements.
DOVER (April 9, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the new recreational striped bass regulation will be effective on May 11, 2015. The regulation change brings Delaware into compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Fisheries Management Plan, which has been amended to require a 25-percent reduction in both the recreational and commercial striped bass harvests in 2015.
DOVER (April 9, 2015) – The Governor’s Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency (CCoCAR) will host a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop from
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 in the 700 Building’s Conference Center at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901.
DOVER (April 8, 2015) – Communities across Delaware have adopted new regulations that set higher standards for building in a floodplain, or high risk flood zone. The regulations were adopted by communities as a result of the release of new Delaware Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in conjunction with Senate Bill 64 that recommended more protective flood damage reduction standards for local governments to use.
DOVER (April 2, 2015) – Delaware’s spring turkey hunting season opens Saturday, April 11, and runs through Saturday, May 9, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Hunters are reminded that only bearded birds may be taken, and that all harvested birds must be checked at an authorized turkey check station by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the hunt. Bag limit for all turkey hunters is one bearded bird per year.
DOVER (April 6, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.
DOVER (April 2, 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 March 23-29 made 1,215 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 23 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 15 citations.
DOVER (April 1, 2015) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife reported that two coyotes were harvested during the 2014-‘15 coyote hunting and trapping seasons, both southeast of Milford in Sussex County. One was taken Sept. 26, 2014 over concerns for the safety of livestock and pets, and the other was harvested last Nov. 11 by a deer hunter using a crossbow.
DOVER (April 2, 2015) – 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, May 6 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices, 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.
DOVER (April 1, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Sussex County man March 31 on multiple charges, culminating an investigation into illegal deer hunting that was prompted by trail camera footage from Dec. 4, 2014 of a man hunting with a rifle on private property.
DOVER (April 1, 2015) – Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village in Dover for the judging of Delaware’s annual Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp contests. Entries will be on display at the museum through Friday, May 8.
DOVER (April 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is now accepting applications from Delaware residents for its low-number hunting license lottery. The Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct the lottery drawing for 15 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 in the auditorium at DNREC’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building.
DOVER (March 31, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Conciliation Order by Consent to Peninsula Compost Company, LLC, extending the closure deadline of Peninsula’s Wilmington facility by three months to June 30, 2015
DOVER (March 31, 2015) – More than 650 fourth grade students from seven elementary schools participated in today’s Make a Splash festival, an event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources.