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DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec 8 to 14

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:44
DOVER (Dec. 19, 2014) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 8-14 made 1,125 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 74 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 35 citations.

Great gift ideas from DNREC that get recipients outdoors benefit the environment

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:58
DOVER (Dec. 19, 2014) – Looking for that perfect gift that benefits the environment as well as pleasing the recipient? Stumped on what to get for that outdoor enthusiast on your gift list? Here are a few suggestions for you from throughout the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Holidays The perfect time to recycle

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:17
DOVER (Dec. 19, 2014) – DNREC reminds Delawareans that holiday time is the right time to trim your “wasteline” while helping the environment – by recycling all those extra mail order boxes, gift-wrapped packages, tags and cards. It’s easier than ever to recycle these holiday items and more through Delaware’s Universal Recycling program, and keeping them out of the state’s landfills is a holiday gift to the earth.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec 1 to 7

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:26
DOVER (Dec. 12, 2014) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 1-7 made 882 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 32 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued four citations.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware hunters for photo contest

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:14
DOVER (Dec. 12, 2014) – With winter coming on, there’s still time to take that great photo of a Delaware hunter in action, and enter it in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.

Boat ramps at Horsey Pond and Craigs Pond to close Dec 16 for parking lot improvements

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:13
LAUREL (Dec. 11, 2014) – Access to the parking lot and boat ramp at Horsey and Craigs Pond near Laurel will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 16 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Brandywine Creek State Park to hold annual controlled deer hunt Dec 16 to 17

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:42
WILMINGTON (Dec. 11, 2014) – Brandywine Creek State Park will be completely closed to the general public on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 – including the nature center and park office – for its annual controlled deer hunt, DNREC announced today.

Horsey Pond boat ramp to close Dec 11 for parking lot improvements

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:33
LAUREL (Dec. 10, 2014) – Access to the parking lot and boat ramp at Horsey Pond near Laurel will be closed Thursday, Dec. 11 to allow contractors to prep the parking lot for paving, tentatively scheduled for next week, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Delaware State Parks seeks the public’s help to raise funds to make beaches more accessible

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:52
DOVER (Dec.10, 2014) – Delaware State Parks is working with the National Recreation and Park Association’s crowd-funding initiative, “Fund Your Park,” to provide inclusive access to Delaware’s ocean beaches for disabled visitors.

Delaware State Parks to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes across the state

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:55
DOVER (Dec. 10, 2014) – Delaware State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. The hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year by connecting with the outdoors on Jan. 1 at a state park close to home.

Tussock Pond parking lot improvements postponed

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:06
DOVER (Dec. 9, 2014) – Due to inclement weather, the parking lot repaving work at Tussock Pond near Laurel that was scheduled for early this week has been postponed, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Delaware waterfowl hunting seasons reopen Dec 12

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:52
DOVER (Dec. 10, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds waterfowlers that the last of three 2014-15 season segments or splits for hunting migratory ducks and Canada geese in Delaware opens Friday, Dec. 12 – with duck season running through Saturday, Jan. 24, and Canada goose season running through Saturday, Jan. 31.

Annual Delaware TRI report shows decreases in emissions to air, water and land

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:00
DOVER (Dec. 8, 2014) – The 2013 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and annual report from Delaware’s industrial facilities shows a significant decrease in onsite releases as compared to the state’s 2012 TRI report, good news for Delaware’s environment and for improving public health.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Nov. 24-30

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:30
DOVER (Dec. 5, 2014) – 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Nov. 24-30 made 954 contacts

Tussock Pond to close Dec 9 for parking lot improvements

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:19
DOVER (Dec. 3, 2014) – Access to the parking lot and boat ramp at Tussock Pond near Laurel will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 9 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council meeting set for Wed, Dec. 10 in Dover

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:37
The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife holding public workshops on proposed increases to hunting and trapping license fees

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 17:48
DOVER (Dec. 2, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is holding a series of public workshops to share information and gather feedback regarding wildlife services and proposed changes to hunting and trapping license fees.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Bear

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:54
DOVER (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Bear Library, 101 Governor’s Place, Bear, DE 19701.

Volunteers needed for habitat restoration project at Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Bethel on Dec 7

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:14
Volunteers needed for habitat restoration project at Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Bethel on Dec. 7

Governor Markell highlights Delaware’s progress in recycling

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:22
Governor Jack Markell highlighted Delaware’s significant progress in recycling today, as the State sunsets a four-cent recycling fee established to enhance the state’s recycling rate and the diversion of recyclables that would otherwise be landfilled.