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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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Two new K9 teams join DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:48
DOVER (June 30, 2016) – Two new officers with unique skillets and specialized training have joined DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. Working with their human partners, AFC Josh Hudson and AFC Chelsea Allen, K-9 Rosco and K-9 River will be on the job, using their sensitive Labrador retriever noses to locate everything from discarded weapons to poached wildlife to lost children.

Restoration of Junction & Breakwater Trail begins July 11, with temporary closure of some trail segments

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:28
LEWES (July 1, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that portions of the Junction & Breakwater Trail, originally constructed in 2003, will undergo repairs and renovation beginning July 11.

DNREC seeks volunteers to report Delaware sightings of wild turkeys for 2016 survey

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 08:50
DOVER (July 1, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 7th annual wild turkey reproduction survey, helping to identify locations where Delaware’s top game bird is successfully reproducing in the state.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces arrival of 2016 17 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:33
DOVER (June 30, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce publication and widespread availability of the 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 13 thru 19

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (June 24, 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’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 13-19 made 1,939 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 52 citations.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police encourage safe boating practices over holiday weekend

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (June 29, 2016) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long 4th of July holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways. “We need everyone on our waterways to be alert, use common sense and avoid actions that will put themselves, their passengers and other boaters at risk,” said Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates.

Piping plover pair renests at Gordons Pond

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:51
LEWES (June 30, 2016) – A pair of piping plovers that lost their nest at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park has regrouped and nested again within the park, with three eggs observed so far, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Another nest is still being incubated on the Point, with hatching expected over the next few days.