News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 11 min 37 sec ago
DOVER (Oct. 9, 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 Sept. 28-Oct. 4 made 770 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, and issued eight citations.
SLAUGHTER BEACH (Oct. 5, 2014) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve has closed for the winter, and will reopen Friday, April 1, 2016 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.
DOVER (Oct. 6, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated four future Saturdays as special waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 on both public and private lands statewide. Non-ambulatory disabled hunters can also take advantage of these additional hunting opportunities on the deer and turkey dates, but federal requirements do not allow their participation in the special waterfowl hunts.
DOVER (Oct. 5, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell announced today the completion of the Delaware Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP), a major component of his Children in Nature Initiative. The announcement coincides with the month of October, which he designated in 2010 as Children in Nature Month.
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – With hunters and other wildlife area visitors heading out to enjoy fall weather, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that two wildlife areas have undergone name changes since last hunting season.
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2015/2016 hunting seasons, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps and area-specific regulations are also available online at Delaware Hunting Maps.
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – Two new deer stands with access stairs instead of ladders on Old Furnace Wildlife Area near Seaford are available for use by deer hunters with disabilities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The stands also feature wider dimensions and are placed along a level path close to an interior access road with handicap parking centrally located between the two stands.
DOVER (Oct. 5, 2015) – Delaware’s Wildlife Action Plan (DEWAP) for 2015-2025, two years in the making through a wide range of partnerships and public input, has been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
DOVER (Oct. 2, 2015) – The north parking lot and fishing footbridge at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna will close for the second phase of dam repairs Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 30, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The north parking lot and fishing footbridge will be open this weekend through Sunday, Oct. 4.
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has begun notifying campers at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park (Indian River Inlet) and Trap Pond State Park near Laurel that campgrounds in the three parks will close at 8 a.m. Friday because of severe weather expected ahead of the possible arrival of Hurricane Joaquin.
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – DNREC’s Environmental Finance is accepting asset management proposals from county and municipal governments for the Wastewater Asset Management Incentive Program.
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – Tickets are still available for the Kent Conservation District’s 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser, to be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday evening, Oct. 9. The rompin', stompin' event will be held at the Harrington Fire Company.
DOVER (Sept. 28, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued Notices of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Orders to Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent General Hospital and St. Francis Hospital for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management.
SEAFORD (Sept. 25, 2015) – Chapel Branch Nature Area will be the setting Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a nature walk that marks the final event in the 2015 Reclaim Our River (ROR), Nanticoke Series, a program offering monthly events, workshops and recreational activities aimed at raising water quality awareness in the Nanticoke Watershed.
DOVER (Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 14-20 made 1,580 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 188 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 53 citations.
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – DNREC has filed a complaint in Sussex County Superior Court against Mountaire Farms, Inc. for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations at the poultry producer’s Selbyville facility.
DOVER (Sept. 24, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates, along with NRP officers, today unveiled their new mobile multimedia outreach unit for Operation Game Theft,
LEWES (Sept. 25, 2015) – An investigation into illegal waterfowl hunting in the Lewes area by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers culminated in the arrests Sept. 18 of three Sussex County men.
LEWES (Sept. 23, 2015) – Delaware Seashore State Park will host the annual MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26, requiring a rerouting of traffic entering and leaving the park from late morning through mid-afternoon, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today.