News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 51 min ago
DOVER (Oct. 21, 2015) – Public access to the Scotton Landing Fishing Pier on Barkers Landing Road near Dover will be closed from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 13, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
DOVER (Oct. 22, 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, Nov. 4 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices, 555 South Bay Road in Dover, DE 19901.
DOVER (Oct. 20, 2015) – Grant funding is now available to encourage Delaware-based businesses and fleet owners to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations, the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate announced today.
DOVER (Oct. 20, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Appoquinimink State Service Center, 122 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, DE 19709.
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the list of private butcher shops accepting donated deer for the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2015/16 Delaware deer hunting season. All donated venison will be distributed to charitable groups participating in the program.
DOVER (Oct. 16, 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. 5-11 made 1,794 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, and issued 22 citations.
DOVER (Oct. 19, 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.
DOVER (October 19, 2015) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and DNREC Environmental Finance are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater and surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2015.
WHITE CLAY CREEK (Oct. 15, 2015) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section announced today that White Clay Creek has received its annual fall stocking of trout, a DNREC ritual since 2007.
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2015) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has adopted interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations – in effect reinstating the 2014 regulations invalidated by a recent Superior Court decision
FENWICK ISLAND (Oct. 15, 2015) – Following an investigation into a “smash-and-grab” vehicle break-in at Fenwick Island State Park, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police arrested a Sussex County woman and man Oct. 13 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
DOVER (Oct. 15, 2015) – Two new deer stands with access stairs instead of ladders on Old Furnace Wildlife Area near Seaford are available for use this season by firearm deer hunters with disabilities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The stands also feature wider dimensions and are placed along a level path close to an interior access road with handicap parking centrally located between the two stands.
DOVER (Oct. 14, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Oct. 17 as the first of two waterfowl hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 on both public and private lands statewide.
DOVER (Oct. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold a public hearing next month seeking comment on proposed changes to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches. The public hearing will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday , Nov. 7 at the Lewes Fire Department, Station 2, 32198 Janice Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
DOVER (Oct. 13, 2015) – Surf-fishing enthusiasts and license plate collectors who don’t want to be telling tales about “the little one that got away” – with “the little one” a newly-minted, low-digit Delaware surf-fishing tag to be sold at auction by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation
WILMINGTON (Oct. 12, 2015) – After investigating a report of a dead white-tailed deer on the front porch of a New Castle County residence, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Wilmington man Oct. 10 on numerous charges including illegal Sunday hunting and several deer hunting violations in connection with a nine-point buck taken by crossbow on private property Sunday, Oct. 4 and found in his possession.
TOWNSEND (Oct. 12, 2015) – Autumn’s vibrant foliage, the pristine waters and lush landscape of Blackbird Creek Reserve will be showcased 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the 8th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. The festival will be held, rain or shine, at one of the most treasured natural areas in Delaware, the Blackbird Creek Reserve, 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, DE 19734.
DOVER (Oct. 12, 2015) – With the Oct. 31 deadline fast approaching, Delaware photographers are encouraged to submit their best photos of anglers in action to the 2015 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest, sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife. The winning photo will be featured on the cover of or prominently placed inside the 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2015) –The boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park will be closed from Monday, Oct. 12 through early next year for construction of a new double-lane concrete ramp,
DOVER (Oct. 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 Natural Resources Police