News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 39 min ago
DOVER (May 15, 2013) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 10 a.m. - noon Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the DelDot Felton/Farmington room, 800 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.
WILMINGTON (May 15, 2013) – The four peregrine falcon chicks given starring roles on the DNREC Falcon Cam – sponsored by the Delaware Ornithological Society and DuPont’s Clear Into the Future initiative – were outfitted for their own ornithological future this week. They were banded Tuesday by the US Fish & Wildlife Service
WILMINGTON (May 14, 2013) – With the recent return to the nest box of a chick that was artificially fed and cared for by human hand while it gained weight and strength to fend for itself in the box, the Wilmington Peregrine Falcons of DNREC Falcon Cam fame have regained the family dynamic as the four chicks prepare to fledge.
DOVER (May 14, 2013) – On Sunday, May 19, couples from across the state will dash their way through Bellevue State Park in the hopes of winning a $5,000 diamond engagement ring from Orly Diamonds.
Go Ape and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation (Delaware State Parks) are pleased to announce their public private partnership to bring the award winning Go Ape Treetop Adventure course experience to Lums Pond State Park in Bear. The course will allow participants to explore the forest canopy and pond at Lums Pond State Park from an otherwise unobtainable vantage point, from 50 feet within the trees. When complete, the course will be the first of its kind in Delaware, and in the Philadelphia and Wilmi
DOVER (May 10, 2013) – 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 agents between April 30 and May 7 made 1,132 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 84 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 33 complaints and issued 39 citations...
MASSEY’S LANDING (May 10, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Dewey Beach Lions Club, the Center for the Inland Bays and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, are seeking volunteers and working boats for the Ninth Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays, which will be held on two Saturdays in June.
LEWES (May 10, 2013) – Unseasonably cool weather aside, the piping plover nesting season has gotten off to a noteworthy start with three nests spotted yesterday on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park. A pair of piping plovers also has been seen at Gordon’s Pond, but they don’t appear to have set up a territory there yet.
DOVER (May 8, 2013) – Visitors to DNREC’s website are invited to check out a new video on YouTube’s Delaware DNREC channel that takes viewers out on the marsh with young “Eco-Explorers” at the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) along the edge of the Delaware Bay east of Smyrna.
SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 8, 2013) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife facility, will host “Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crabs,” its fourth-annual festival
LEWES (May 7, 2013) – This weekend at Cape Henlopen State Park, visitors can celebrate Mother Nature with beautiful spring flowers, or tour the gun battery by lantern light - or both.
DOVER (May 7, 2013) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler?
LEWES ( May 6, 2013) – A quarter mile section of the Junction and Breakwater Trail has been closed to make way for construction of a new, planned housing development in Lewes, near Cape Henlopen State Park. The affected area is located in the northernmost trail segment between the Hawkseye community and Gills Neck Road.
DOVER (May 3, 2013) – 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 agents between April 23 and 30 made 1,082 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 144 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 40 complaints and issued 15 citations.
LEWES (May 3, 2013) – Volunteers who want to learn more about Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds and find out how they can join DNREC’s monitoring team are invited to a free training session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
NEWARK (May 3, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will join Newark High School’s annual Plant Sale by offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delawareans. The Plant Sale will be held in the greenhouse behind the school located at 750 East Delaware Avenue in Newark.
LEWES (May 3 2013) – Cape Henlopen State Park will host Driving on the Beach workshops on Saturdays, May 11 and June 15, and Sundays, May 19 and June 2. Join park rangers and surf fishing experts to learn the rules and regulations, and get tips on safe driving, how to avoid getting stuck, and how to get unstuck.
DELAWARE CITY (May 2, 2013) – Fort Delaware State Park once again opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 4. The fort will be open Saturdays in May, weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from June 12 through Labor Day. Daily schedules are available at the park office or by calling 302-834-7941.
DOVER (May 1, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has suspended a permit for Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC that allowed the resource recovery facility to accept, process, and recycle construction and demolition waste. The suspension was handed down via Secretary’s Order.