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Updated: 2 weeks 4 days ago

Recent DNREC scrap tire drop-off day in Harrington collected almost 50 tons of tires for recycling

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:44
DOVER (Nov. 16, 2015) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, recently sponsored the state’s 17th scrap tire drop-off day, netting almost 50 tons of old and disused tires for recycling.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating deer hunting incident with injuries near Millsboro

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:43
MILLSBORO (Nov. 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are continuing their investigation into a hunting incident in which a bow hunter’s arrow struck and injured another hunter in the abdomen. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday on the edge of a farm field near Millsboro.

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

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:17
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – Amid reports of increased white-tailed deer activity during their most active time of year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife again reminds Delaware motorists to remain alert for deer crossing roadways, and to be most vigilant from dusk to dawn.

Closure at Scotton Landing Fishing Pier to continue through Nov 20 for redecking project

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:15
DOVER (Nov. 12, 2015) – Due to weather and tide conditions, temporary closure of the Scotton Landing Fishing Pier on Barkers Landing Road near Dover has been extended through Friday, Nov. 20 to complete the pier’s re-decking project, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Partial closures to continue next week at Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to allow completion of restriping project

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:14
LEWES (Nov. 12, 2015) – Intermittent partial closures will continue at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot next week, Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20 to allow contractors to complete the parking lot re-striping project, the Division announced today.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces conservation plan for Delmarva fox squirrel

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:13
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – Following the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s announcement that the Delmarva fox squirrel will be removed from the federal Endangered Species listing Nov. 16 due to a recovered increasing regional population, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced a conservation plan promoting the squirrel’s further recovery in Delaware.

Much anticipated statewide shotgun deer hunting season opens Nov 13

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:12
DOVER (Nov. 6, 2015) – For thousands of Delaware deer hunters, their favorite and unrivaled time of year afield draws near: With prognostications pointing to another bountiful harvest, the state’s shotgun deer season – which runs from Friday, Nov. 13 thru Saturday, Nov. 21 – is squarely in many hunters’ sights.

Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds public workshop set for Monday, Dec. 7

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:10
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – DNREC Office of the Secretary Environmental Finance and DHSS Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water will host a State Revolving Loan Fund Workshop Monday, Dec. 7 in preparation for development of Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) FY 2016 Project Priority Lists (PPLs).

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Nov 2 through 8

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:06
DOVER (Nov. 13, 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 Nov. 2-8 made 1,688 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 354 citations.

“Sampling the Christina Watershed,” latest DNREC YouTube Channel premiere, shows WATAR approach at work

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:49
DOVER (Nov. 13, 2015) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video explains how DNREC’s Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) is a watershed-scale approach to evaluating contaminant sources, transport pathways and receptors.

Lewes waterman arrested for undersized channeled conch violations

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:21
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a commercial waterman from Lewes Nov. 6 after discovering a hidden catch of undersized channeled conch on his vessel during a compliance check boarding.

Resilient Community Partnership available to assist a Delaware town or county

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:38
DOVER (Nov. 10, 2015) – Communities throughout Delaware are threatened by inland flooding, coastal storms, sea level rise, and changing climates. To help address these challenges, DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) is pleased to announce that a Resilient Community Partnership opportunity is now available to assist a Delaware town or county with resilience planning and implementation.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest Sussex County manand seek second suspect in deer spotlighting case

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 15:47
DOVER (Nov. 9, 2015) – Following night-time pursuit in the Harbeson area of a poaching suspect who resisted an order to give himself up, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Sussex County man in a Nov. 7 deer spotlighting incident and are now asking the public for help in locating a second suspect still at large.

DNREC withdraws interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 15:04
DOVER (Nov. 6, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has withdrawn the interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations put into effect October 16 by the Department.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Oct 26 through Nov 1

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:35
DOVER (Nov. 6, 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 1 made 1,287 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers responded issued 46 citations.

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation low-digit Delaware surf tag auctions continuing online

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:39
DOVER (Nov. 5, 2015) – Would-be buyers who didn’t cast their bids high enough to land one of the low-digit Delaware State Parks surf tags sold at auction last weekend by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will be happy to know that online auctions for the tags will continue through the holiday season until the end of the year.

Lewes Public Boat Ramp parking lot to partially close for pavement restriping Nov 11 and 12

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:53
LEWES (Nov. 5, 2015) – The parking lot at the Lewes Boat Ramp in Lewes will be partially and intermittently closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 to allow contractors to re-stripe the parking lot, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Two New Castle County men arrested for spotlighting multiple hunting related violations

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:19
NEWARK (Nov. 3, 2015) – After investigating a report of multiple persons spotlighting deer from a boat at night on the Christina River near Churchman’s Marsh Pond near Newark, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested two Newark men Oct. 30 on multiple hunting-related violations.

DNREC releases 2015 Delaware Wetland Management Plan

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 14:02
DOVER (Nov. 4, 2015) – Delaware’s wetlands continue to face threats such as pollution, sea level rise and changing climates and landscapes. To address these challenges and help protect the valuable natural resources and the many health and safety benefits that wetlands provide, DNREC and the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s (DDA) Forest Service have developed the 2015 Delaware Wetland Management Plan.

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:59
DOVER (Nov. 4, 2015) – DNREC is again inviting Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused car tires through another of the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances’ Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 7 will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.