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DNREC seeks volunteers to report Delaware sightings of wild turkeys for 2015 survey

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:25
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 6th annual wild turkey reproduction survey, helping to identify locations where the big birds are successfully reproducing in Delaware. The data helps biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population with the goal of ensuring a sustainable harvest of this treasured and robust game species.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces arrival of 2015 16 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:08
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is excited to announce publication of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. This year’s cover features the winning photograph in the 2014/15 Hunting Photography Contest, “Sunrise Over Assawoman Bay,” by Scott Lee of Laurel.

DNREC awarded federal grant supporting research, monitoring and response to White-nose Syndrome in bats

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:33
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – Delaware’s efforts to address White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease that causes mortality in bats, will be helped thanks to a federal grant totaling $18,454 awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. The grant, provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Endangered Species Recovery and Science Applications programs, will be used to support research, monitor bat populations and respond to WNS in the state.

Calling all artists and artisans for Arts in the Estuary

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:43
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – Nature inspired artists and artisans are invited to participate in the third annual Arts in the Estuary, an event that features artwork, activities and demonstrations at some of the state’s most treasured natural and historic areas, the St. Jones Reserve and the John Dickinson Plantation near Dover. Reservations to exhibit are now being accepted by the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) for the event scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp upgrades completed ahead of schedule

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:37
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that upgrades at the Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp near Millsboro are now complete, in time for the busy 4th of July holiday weekend. The work, which started June 24, was completed June 26, five days ahead of schedule, with full access restored to the boat ramp.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police join in rescue of swimmer off Dewey Beach

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:28
DEWEY BEACH (June 30, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers worked with the Delaware State Police Trooper 2 helicopter unit and Dewey Beach lifeguards today to locate and rescue a swimmer reported too far out in the ocean from an unguarded section of beach between Rehoboth and Dewey.

Division of Fish and Wildlife announces Delawares 2015 wild turkey season produced second highest harvest on record

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:40
DOVER (June 30, 2015) – Delaware’s month-long spring wild turkey season which ended May 9 yielded 633 birds – the second-highest harvest since turkey hunting resumed here, and surpassed only by last year’s state record of 687 birds, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Delaware allows only the taking of gobblers – male turkeys – during the state’s spring season, which also is the only time of year turkeys may be hunted here.

Gordons Pond Trail on Cape Henlopen closed temporarily Tuesday, June 30 for mosquito control spraying

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:46
LEWES (June 29, 2015) – DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section plans to spray insecticide for mosquito larvae Tuesday morning within Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park, weather permitting,

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 15 to 21

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:27
DOVER (June 26, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between June 15-21 made 2,327 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 254 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 44 citations.

State record 19-7 pound blueline tilefish caught in Baltimore Canyon by Lewes angler

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:06
LEWES (June 26, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 19.7-pound blueline tilefish caught on June 19 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore.

Delaware to participate in Operation Dry Water June 26 through 28 to prevent alcohol related boating accidents and save lives

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:47
DOVER (June 24, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced Delaware’s active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education event aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 26-28 weekend before the Fourth of July holiday, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways.

DNREC issues Secretary’s Order to Norfolk Southern Railway Co., regarding contamination at 12th Street dump site in Wilmington

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 08:54
DOVER (June 23, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Secretary’s Order to Norfolk Southern Railway Co., a/k/a Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), for non-compliance with Delaware’s laws and regulations governing the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act (HSCA).

DNREC highlights Delaware’s new mosquito spray notification system during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:22
DOVER (June 22, 2015) – In observance of the 19th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 21-27), DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is highlighting the state’s new spray notification system while encouraging Delawareans to take precautions to avoid or reduce mosquito bites by putting particular emphasis on eliminating backyard mosquito-producing habitat.

Division of Fish & Wildlife upgrades continue at Rosedale Beach boat ramp to install floating dock; intermittent closures expected

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:54
DOVER (June 22, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today that upgrades and an associated construction schedule at the Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp near Millsboro have been extended to July 1

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 8-14

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:15
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 8-14 made 1,457 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 273 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 54 complaints and issued 27 citations,

DNREC-sponsored Reclaim Our River Nanticoke Series offers Eco Paddle and BBQ June 27 in Laurel

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 17:08
LAUREL (June 19, 2015) – The tranquil waters of Riverfront Park in Laurel will be the setting Saturday, June 27 for the second-annual Eco Paddle canoe and kayak exploration and education float trip on the Nanticoke River. The outing – originally scheduled for Phillips Landing, also in Laurel – was relocated to Riverfront Park because of a venue date conflict.

Gov. Markell proclaims June 20 “American Eagle Day” as Delaware celebrates symbol of freedom and wildlife restoration success story

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 15:51
DOVER (June 19, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell has proclaimed Saturday, June 20, as “American Eagle Day” in Delaware, concurrent with a national day of celebrating the bald eagle as emblematic of American freedom and independence, and for its dramatic recovery starting in the late 20th century from the brink of extinction.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating apparent Sussex County drowning

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:09
BETHANY BEACH (June 10, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating the apparent drowning Tuesday afternoon of an 86-year-old Rehoboth Beach man who fell overboard while working on his docked boat at the South Shore Marina on the Indian River.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 1 to 7

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:03
DOVER (June 12, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between June 1-7 made 1,743 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 129 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 34 citations.

DNREC’s Delaware Mosquito Control Section announces new spray zone notification system

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:02
DOVER (June 19, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section today announced a new communications tool for notifying the public of its insect-fighting applications: The Spray Zone Notification System (SZNS), an online program that pairs spray zone mapping with the Delaware Notification Service