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DNREC issues $40,000 penalty to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for solid waste recycling violations

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:29
DOVER (April 25, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste. The Order includes a penalty of $40,000 and $3,660 in cost recovery for the Department.

New DNREC YouTube Channel video details how model cleanup operation comes first for NVF Yorklyn site’s revitalization

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:54
DOVER (April 22, 2016) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video about the redevelopment of the old National Vulcanized Fiber mill in Yorklyn shows how far the remediation of the site has come – and how much remains

Ribbon cutting celebrates DNREC’s opening of new state-of-the-art boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:39
MILLVILLE (April 22, 2016) –DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens ...cut the ribbon opening a new state-of-the-art dual boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park in Millville

DNREC’S Community Involvement Advisory Council to hold public workshop Monday, April 25 in Milton on concerns over Allen Harim Foods LLC’s Harbeson plant

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:40
DOVER (April 22, 2015) – DNREC’s Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will hold an informational public workshop Monday, April 25 to address the ongoing concerns of Harbeson area residents related to Allen Harim Foods LLC poultry processing plant

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet at 7 pm Tuesday April 26 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:39
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet at 7 pm Tuesday April 26 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:52
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. NOTE: The start time for this and future meetings of the council has been changed to 7 p.m.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate increases funding for Clean Transportation rebate program after exceeding goal of 100 rebates

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:48
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – The success of DNREC’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program and high public demand for participation in it led the Division of Energy & Climate to announce today that an additional 100 rebates are being offered for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles purchased or leased in Delaware.

DNREC to hold public hearing April 25 on proposed modifications to Delaware’s scrap tire regulations

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:15
DOVER (March 29, 2016) – DNREC’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section (SHWMS) will hold a public hearing Monday, April 25 in Dover for receiving comment on proposed modifications to Section 12 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 4 thru 10

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:14
DOVER (April 15, 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 April 4-10 made 680 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 10 citations.

Governors 2016 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award winners honored today

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:33
DOVER (April 20, 2016) – The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village was the setting for today’s Stewardship Week proclamation presentation of the annual Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards. Governor Jack Markell, along with DNREC Deputy Secretary Kara Coats, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Robert Emerson and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a ceremony recognizing this year’s honorees.

2017 18 Delaware Waterfowl and 2017 Trout Stamp winners announced

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:21
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in the state’s sporting stamp art contests. A painting of canvasback ducks with a Chesapeake Bay retriever by Catherine Temple of Clarkston, Wash., will grace the 2017/18 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind., will adorn the 2017 Delaware Trout Stamp.

Former NVF site in Yorklyn undergoing unprecedented revitalization for amenities and continued development

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:12
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small...today to announce revitalization milestones at the former NVF manufacturing site in Yorklyn.

Delaware students to compete in state Envirothon on April 28

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:07
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – Students from around the state will meet at Brecknock Park in Camden on April 28 to compete in the 21st annual Delaware Envirothon. This year, 100 students representing nine high schools and one 4-H Club will compete for more than $5,700 in college scholarships and cash awards.

Responding to state Supreme Court ruling, DNREC again is forced to adopt interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:23
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has adopted interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations – in effect reinstating the 2014 regulations invalidated today by Delaware's Supreme Court,

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold May 14 training for volunteer bat spotters needed to help with Delaware Bat Count

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:14
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteer bat spotters to help in locating and counting the state’s bat colonies for the annual Delaware Bat Count. A training session for volunteers will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:43
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard,” an April 17-23 national campaign to prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating safety course.

Delaware students experience renewable energy technology firsthand in 2016 Junior Solar Sprint model car competition

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:20
HARRINGTON (April 14, 2016) – More than 100 Delaware middle school students, teachers and volunteers from across Delaware came together today for Delaware’s 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint, a competition in which students build and race solar-powered model cars. DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate partnered with the Delaware Technology Student Association to organize this year’s event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Volunteers needed Saturday, April 23 for Earth Day event to pot tree seedlings at the St. Jones Reserve near Dover

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:58
DOVER (April 14, 2016) – In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are needed to assist with planting native tree seedlings in pots from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901

Open house on Auburn Valley Master Plan will be held April 18

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:45
DOVER (April 14, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house to enable the public to comment on the latest update of the Auburn Valley Master Plan, which outlines proposed strategies for the former NVF site in Yorklyn and surrounding areas.