News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 3 hours 29 min ago
DOVER (June 15, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.
LEWES (June 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed a motorcycle accident Thursday evening at Cape Henlopen State Park to come forward with information
TOWNSEND (June 12, 2015) – Norman and Gwen Pierce, owners of Union Ridge Farms near Townsend, are the recipients of the New Castle Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year Award, presented annually to a farmer in the district who has exhibited a high degree of interest in conservation for their farm operation.
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – Warm breezes and sun after a light morning shower greeted 175 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 6 at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released, as young anglers got a first-hand lesson in conservation.
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has enacted emergency action to protect blueline tilefish while a long-term management plan is developed to reduce fishing mortality and help ensure the long-term sustainability of a species that is very susceptible to overfishing. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, proposing a regulation in line with NMFS’s emergency action, will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in the DNREC auditorium.
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has established Special Management Zones (SMZ) at four of Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean artificial reefs
DOVER (June 11, 2015) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 11th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.
LEWES (June 9, 2015) – A project aimed at lessening environmental impacts including erosion at the Lewes Public Boat Ramp and which partners DNREC’s Divisions of Fish & Wildlife and Watershed Stewardship with the Center for the Inland Bays is making improvements to the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal shoreline, the boat ramp parking lot and the neighboring DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management facility on Pilottown Road.
DOVER (June 9, 2015) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying to catch a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program offers five upcoming summer dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn to fish.
DOVER (June 9, 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 May 25-31 made 2,924 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 328 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 63 citations.
Broadkill River in Milton has reopened following completion of decking surface replacement on each facility, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today, with the pedestrian fishing bridge project wrapped up ahead of schedule.
LAUREL (June 5, 2015) – The Phillips Landing Recreation Area 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. Eco Paddle is part of the Reclaim Our River - Nanticoke Series, a program sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and a host of environmental partners,
Citing the prevalence of old and disused USTs throughout the state, the Tank Management Section recently initiated a heating fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program to assist property owners with removal or closing off of old tanks
LEWES (June 4, 2015) – As of June 1, no fewer than nine piping plover chicks were being shepherded around the Point at Cape Henlopen by their parents, Division of Fish & Wildlife beach-nesting monitors reported –
Citing the prevalence of old and disused USTs throughout the state, the Tank Management Section recently initiated a heating fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program to assist property owners with removal or proper closing off of their underground storage tanks if left in place
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting the discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease of considerable concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses.
DOVER (June1, 2015) – Been thinking about casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming of a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2015 Delaware fishing license yet? DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has an opportunity that might tempt you into it.
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others to nominate these students for the 2015 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation (Delaware State Parks) is one of four finalists for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards
SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (May 30, 2015) – Town of Slaughter Beach officials and residents gathered with DNREC Secretary David Small, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara, state legislators and representatives from the Delaware Nature Society and the Alliance of Bay Communities to celebrate Slaughter Beach’s new designation as a National Wildlife Federation-certified Community Wildlife Habitat.