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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.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces addition to Sussex Countys Midlands Wildlife Area

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 08:46
WESTERN SUSSEX COUNTY (April 13, 2016) – With the Delaware spring turkey hunting season in full swing, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife – in “calling out” to the future of the increasingly popular sport – today announced the recent acquisition of 650 acres of sprawling woods and fields in western Sussex County as part of the Midlands Wildlife Area.

To help reduce mosquito populations DNREC urges residents to eliminate sources of backyard standing water

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:42
DOVER (April 12, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section urges Delaware residents to “Fight the Bite!” by helping reduce local mosquito production on their residential, commercial or industrial properties through good water sanitation practices.

DNREC offers $1M recycling grant opportunity to help Delawares schools, businesses and institutions achieve recycling requirements

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 16:49
DOVER (April 11, 2016) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start recycling programs or expand programs already in place, DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program – with up to $1 million in funding available

DNRECs Division of Energy and Climate offers tips for energy and money saving spring home improvements

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:55
DOVER (April 11, 2016) – With spring flowers popping up and trees budding as winter’s chills subside, spring cleaning and home improvement projects are probably close to foremost on your mind. While you’re cleaning out closets, tidying storage areas and getting into those often-forgotten crevices of your home, the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate suggests some easy home improvement projects and everyday actions that will make your home more energy efficient.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council public hearing and meeting set for Wednesday, April 20 in Dover

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:06
DOVER (April 8, 2016) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Third bald eagle released back into wild after rehabilitation from incident that incapacitated

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 16:28
NEWARK (April 8, 2016) – Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research today released back into the wild a third bald eagle rehabilitated by the Delaware-based organization and DNREC conservation partner

Open house for New Flood Risk Maps for Kent and Sussex Counties set for April 20 in Milford

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:14
DOVER (April 8, 2016) – DNREC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday April 20 at the Carlisle Fire Company Hall, 615 NW Front St, Milford, DE 19963 to inform the public about new preliminary

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 28 thru April 3

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:21
DOVER (April 8, 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 March 28-April 3 made 1,054 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued seven citations.

DNRECs Division of Energy & Climate opens registration for Fueling the Future clean transportation event May 24 in Dover

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:56
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate invites fleet managers, businesses, public organizations and transportation professionals to attend Fueling the Future: Clean Transportation for a Greener Delaware

Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp contests set for April 14

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:54
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Dover Public Library

Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet May 4 in Dover

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:51
DOVER (April 6, 2016) – 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, May 4, in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices at 555 South Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Delaware fourth graders Make a Splash and learn about protecting water resources

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:37
DOVER (April 5, 2016) – More than 720 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in today’s Make a Splash festival, an event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, April 13 in Dover

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:59
DOVER (Apr. 4, 2016) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Grotto Pizza’s Dover location, 1159 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901.

Open house on proposed Tri-Valley Trail in White Clay Creek State Park will be held April 4

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:24
DOVER (March 30, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house on the proposed Tri-Valley Trail in the Possum Hill Area of White Clay Creek State Park. The Open House will be held 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 4,

Nominations sought for Delawares 2016 Wetland Warrior and youth Wetland Apprentice Awards

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:04
DOVER (April 4, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is seeking nominations for the 2016 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award and the program’s new youth award, Wetland Apprentice. These awards recognize exemplary efforts to study, protect and preserve wetlands and the critical services they provide to all Delawareans.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 21 thru 27

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 20:46
DOVER (April 1, 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 March 21-27 made 802 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 12 citations.

DNREC issues $85,000 penalty to Hylton’s Market, Inc. for failure to comply with underground storage tank regulations

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:39
DOVER (April 1, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Sal Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc., for violations of Delaware’s underground storage tank rules and regulations.

Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54
SEAFORD (April 1, 2016) – Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp, north of Seaford, will close in May for up to one year while a replacement ramp and dam are built, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which operates and maintains the state-owned facility, announced today.