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Updated: 2 weeks 4 days ago

2015 Coastal Cleanup drew nearly 1500 volunteers who collected almost 8 tons of trash and recyclables from 50 sites

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:30
DOVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 19 drew 1,492 volunteers, who collected 7.8 tons of trash from 50 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-quarter of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year.

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge reopened

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 17:27
DOVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – The north parking lot and fishing footbridge at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna have reopened, with dam repairs completed and full access restored, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Access to the south parking lot and boat ramp at Garrisons Lake was unaffected.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Oct 19 through 25

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:52
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2015) – 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 Oct. 19-25 made 1,165 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 51 citations.

Governor Markell announces Delaware Bayshore Milestones

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:42
THOUSAND ACRE MARSH, Del. (Oct. 30, 2015) – With autumn foliage at its peak and the scenic Thousand Acre Marsh in the background, Governor Jack Markell announced important Delaware Bayshore milestones that enhance the state’s natural resources for world-class conservation and boost the economy through recreational activities. The Governor was joined by Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary David Small ...

Delaware boat registration website to shut down Nov 2 through 15

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:24
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2015) – Delaware’s online boat registration system will be unavailable from Nov. 2-15 to allow for installation of a new online system, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC urges motorists to watch out for deer crossing roadways especially at dusk

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 15:48
DOVER (Oct. 28, 2015) – The coming shorter days – especially after daylight savings time changes on Sunday, Nov. 1 – mean more 9-to-5 workers will be driving home at dusk, and DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds all Delaware motorists to remain alert for deer crossing roadways.

Scotton Landing Fishing Pier to close Nov 2 through 13 for redecking project

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 15:32
DOVER (Oct. 28, 2015) – Public access to the Scotton Landing Fishing Pier on Barkers Landing Road near Dover will be closed from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 13, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Special deer hunting day for youth and disabled hunters set for Nov 7

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 15:13
DOVER (Oct. 26, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Nov. 7 as a special deer hunting day for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters on both public and private lands statewide.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Oct 12 to 18

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 15:12
DOVER (Oct. 23, 2015) – 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 Oct. 12-18 made 1,289 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 20 citations.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge check station to host daily waterfowl blind drawings for state blinds

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 14:52
PRIME HOOK, Del. (Oct. 23, 2015) – Although Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will not be hosting waterfowl hunting this year due to an ongoing wetland restoration project, hunters will still be able to hunt from state blinds on the adjoining state-owned Prime Hook Wildlife Area and, like last year, participate in blind drawings at the federal refuge’s check station, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Scotton Landing Fishing Pier to close Nov 2 through 13 for redecking project

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 14:50
DOVER (Oct. 21, 2015) – Public access to the Scotton Landing Fishing Pier on Barkers Landing Road near Dover will be closed from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 13, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet Nov 4 in Dover

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 09:52
DOVER (Oct. 22, 2015) – 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, Nov. 4 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices, 555 South Bay Road in Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces availability of new Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 15:34
DOVER (Oct. 20, 2015) – Grant funding is now available to encourage Delaware-based businesses and fleet owners to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations, the Delaware Division of Energy & Climate announced today.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Middletown

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 15:33
DOVER (Oct. 20, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Appoquinimink State Service Center, 122 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, DE 19709.

Division of Fish and Wildlife announces butcher shops processing Sportsmen Against Hunger venison donations for 2015 16 season

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:03
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the list of private butcher shops accepting donated deer for the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2015/16 Delaware deer hunting season. All donated venison will be distributed to charitable groups participating in the program.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Oct 5 to 11

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 16:44
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2015) – 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 Oct. 5-11 made 1,794 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, and issued 22 citations.

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 16:40
DOVER (Oct. 19, 2015) – DNREC is again inviting Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused car tires through another of the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances’ Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 7 will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals for wastewater and surface water project planning

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 15:21
DOVER (October 19, 2015) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and DNREC Environmental Finance are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater and surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2015.

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife makes “colorful” annual fall trout stocking in White Clay Creek

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 16:06
WHITE CLAY CREEK (Oct. 15, 2015) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section announced today that White Clay Creek has received its annual fall stocking of trout, a DNREC ritual since 2007.

DNREC adopts interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations as appeal is filed with state Supreme Court

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:42
DOVER (Oct. 16, 2015) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has adopted interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations – in effect reinstating the 2014 regulations invalidated by a recent Superior Court decision