News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 21 min 19 sec ago
DOVER (Oct. 14, 2013) - DNREC invites Delaware residents to recycle their scrap tires, free of charge, at the next Scrap Tire Drop-off Day, scheduled from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, October 19 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrin
DOVER (Oct. 11, 2013) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.
FELTON (Oct.11, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will offer a Primitive Skills Weekend at Killens Pond State Park from Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 11 at noon. The public is encouraged to register soon. Space is limited and the program is filling quickly.
DOVER (Oct. 10, 2013) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 27th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 21 drew 1,900 volunteers, who collected 4 tons of trash from nearly 50 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. Nearly half of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year.
DOVER (October 10, 2013) – The annual Delaware Invasive Species Conference on preventing and managing invasive plant and animal species will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, 866 N. DuPont Highway in Dover.
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2013) – Parking lot improvements at the McGinnis Pond boat ramp near Frederica have been completed and the lot will be open for anglers today, Wednesday, Oct. 9. However, due to the need for additional, unexpected repairs to the boat ramp, the ramp itself will remain closed until Saturday, Oct. 12.
DOVER (Oct. 8, 2013) – Later this month, one of First State Heritage Park’s most popular events returns to The Green. During the park’s Dark Dover program, visitors will witness firsthand the chilling true stories of gruesome murders and whippings, and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green.
TOWNSEND (Oct. 7, 2013) – Autumn’s vibrant foliage, the pristine waters and lush landscape of Blackbird Creek Reserve will be showcased 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. The festival is being held, rain or shine, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve – 801 Blackbird Landing Road near Townsend – one of the most treasured natural areas in Delaware.
DOVER (Oct. 4, 2013) – With the Oct. 15 deadline fast approaching, the Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages photographers to submit their best fishing photos now to the 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside the 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published in early 2014.
DOVER (Oct. 3, 2013) – Access to the McGinnis Pond boat ramp near Frederica and adjacent parking area is expected to remain closed through Tuesday, Oct. 8 to allow contractors to complete parking lot paving, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. The project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, weather permitting.
DOVER (Oct. 3, 2013) – The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is alerting hunters that due to the temporary shutdown of the Federal Government, hunting access provided through DNREC to Bombay Hook and Prime Hook national wildlife refuges will be suspended until Congress reconvenes and passes a federal budget or another continuing resolution to fund government programs.
DOVER (Oct. 3, 2013) – DNREC’s Ground Water Discharges Section will hold a free public workshop Monday, Oct. 14 in Georgetown regarding proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing the Design, Installation, and Operation of On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems – also known as the state’s septic regulations. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Cheer Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.
LEWES (Oct. 1, 2013) –Delaware’s coastal and natural resources will be showcased at DNREC’s Coast Day education tent, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 on the campus of the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in Lewes.
LEWES (Oct. 1, 2013) – A portion of Park Road on Cape Henlopen State Park property in Lewes will be closed after Wednesday, Oct. 9 due to a construction project overseen by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. The existing road will be resurfaced and realigned, and a shared-use pedestrian/bicycle path will be added. Completion of the project is expected in March 2014.
LEWES (Oct. 1, 2013) –There is still room for athletes in the final race of the 2013 Delaware State Parks Adventure Race Series, the Fish Hawk Challenge at Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration for the race is $40 per person.
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2013) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated three upcoming Saturdays as special waterfowl and deer hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters on both public and private lands statewide.
GEORGETOWN (Sept. 30, 2013) – Sussex County property owners who want to learn more about how to maintain stormwater ponds are invited to attend a free workshop being offered on Tuesday evening, Oct. 22, by the Sussex Conservation District, the Center for the Inland Bays & the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The workshop will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. at DNREC’s Lewes office at 901 Pilottown Road.
INDIAN RIVER INLET (Sept. 30, 2013) – On Wednesday, Oct. 2, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors will begin repair work on the north side of the Indian River Inlet jetty, which is located within Delaware Seashore State Park.
DELAWARE NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (Sept. 28, 2013) – In celebration of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 20th anniversary, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Delaware Coastal Programs Administrator Sarah W. Cooksey welcomed environmental partners and guests to the Arts in the Estuary event at the St. Jones Reserve.
DOVER (Sept. 26, 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between Sept. 10-24 made 1,945 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 132 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks.