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Delaware State Parks offers unique advertising opportunity

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (March 14, 2016) – For the third year, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will offer local businesses the opportunity to promote their business on the beaches while supporting the beach patrol. Beginning today, businesses will be able to purchase space on lifeguard stands at Cape Henlopen’s Main Beach Bathhouse, Delaware Seashore State Park beaches (Tower Road Beach and Indian River Inlet), and Fenwick Island’s State Line Beach. In addition, the Water Park at Killens Pond State Park has been added

Slaughter Beach selected for DNREC Resilient Community Partnership

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:30
DOVER (March 14, 2016) - DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) announced today that the Town of Slaughter Beach has been selected for DCP’s first annual Resilient Community Partnership.

DNREC flood program manager Michael Powell to speak about flood risks,mitigation and federal flood insurance at U of D’s Delaware Resiliency Summits

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:07
DOVER (March 11, 2016) – Michael Powell, Delaware flood program manager, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, will address flooding issues prevalent throughout the First State next month at the Delaware Resiliency Summits April 6 and 7 –

Open House on Dover’s Fork Branch Nature Preserve proposed trail will be held on March 14

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 17:20
DOVER (March 10, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will host a public open house on the proposed trail plan for the Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover.

Gov. Markell cuts ribbon to open Brandywine Zoo’s new Eagle Ridge

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 15:47
DOVER (March 10, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small, Delaware Zoological Society President Megan McGlinchey, DNREC’s Division of Parks &

DNRECs DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 16

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 09:39
DOVER (March 8, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will reopen on Saturday, April 16 after being closed for the winter. The center will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of April.

Felton man arrested on drug charges and multiple warrants

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:29
MILFORD (March 1, 2016) – Following a traffic stop for trespassing on a state wildlife area Feb. 26, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Felton man at Blairs Pond Boat Ramp in Milford on drug-related charges and multiple warrants.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 22-28

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:28
DOVER (March 4, 2016) – 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

Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police new summer youth academy

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:27
DOVER (March 7, 2016) – If you are a Delaware student aged 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are offering a new summer youth academy that can take you inside both worlds for experiencing the roles and responsibilities of a Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officer.

DNRECs Division of Watershed Stewardship to host free rain barrel building workshop March 19 in Blades

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:24
DOVER (March 7, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will host a free rain barrel building workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Blades Town Hall, 20 West 4th Street, Seaford, DE 19973. All supplies will be provided and participants after completing the workshop will leave with their free rain barrel.

Glass eels counting themselves in as an abundant species in the Delaware Estuary, new DNREC YouTube video shows

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:38
DOVER (March 4, 2016) – The American eel would seem one of the slipperiest species to get a population handle on, but a new DNREC YouTube Channel video shows otherwise

It’s fee season in Delaware State Parks

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:54
DOVER (March 3, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees are being collected through Nov.30, 2016.

With storm damage repairs almost complete, DNREC plans to reopen southern section of Gordons Pond Trail this week

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 15:40
DOVER (March 1, 2016) – Repairs are nearly complete on a 2.5-mile section of the Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park that had been closed last month due to damage associated with the Jan. 22-24 winter storm that struck Delaware’s coast.

DNREC issues Secretary's Order and penalty notice to Oakwood Village at Lewes LLC for sediment and stormwater violations

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:43
DOVER (March 1, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Oakwood Village at Lewes LLC (Oakwood Village) for violations of Delaware’s sediment and stormwater regulations, and Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 15 thru 21

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:26
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2016) – 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 Feb. 15-21 made 1,067 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued four citations.

New Castle angler catches then releases new state record largemouth bass weighing more than 11 pounds

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:13
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2016) – A partly cloudy and unseasonably warm Saturday, Feb. 20 seemed to fishing buddies Andrew “A.J.” Klein and Joe Lattis of New Castle a great day to cast a line, so they headed downstate to launch Lattis’ boat on Wagamons Ponds near Milton.

DNRECs Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2015 16 hunting photo contest winners

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 16:00
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Lance Barrowcliff of Wilmington for “A Day to Remember,” featuring his brother, Brian Barrowcliff, and Brian’s four-year-old son Brody Barrowcliff waterfowl hunting with their dog Cocoa in Townsend.

Delaware artists invited to apply for DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardships rain barrel painting contest now through March 18

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:49
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from Delaware artists for participation in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Artists selected will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be prominently displayed in public areas.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:45
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:28
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.