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DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:52
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2016) – DNREC is seeking volunteers for Delaware’s annual beach grass planting event set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19 at beach locations along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces changes to Energy Efficiency Investment Fund availability

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 11:55
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has announced that the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) is no longer accepting new applications for the prescriptive portion of the funding program

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 8 thru 14

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:19
DOVER (Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 8-14 made 1,172 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 110 citations.

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Feb 23 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:01
DOVER (Feb. 16, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces spring 2016 trout stocking and opening for downstate ponds

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:00
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced that its spring 2016 downstate trout season will begin Saturday, March 5 with the opening of two downstate ponds stocked with rainbow trout, weather permitting. On that date, Tidbury Pond near Dover in Kent County and Newton Pond outside of Greenwood in Sussex County will open for trout fishing beginning at 7 a.m.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers for Delaware Citizen Osprey Monitoring Program

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:59
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – Delaware’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteers to participate in this year’s Delaware Citizen Osprey Monitoring Program. Ospreys build distinctive nests on nesting platforms, utility and other tall poles or trees, the nests often prominently visible along many Delaware waterways, especially Sussex County’s Inland Bays.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:33
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has announced that the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) is no longer accepting new applications for the prescriptive portion of the funding program, and that custom applications will be considered on a modified basis. In addition, Energy Assessment Grant applications will no longer be accepted.

Latest installment in “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – now on DNREC’s YouTube Channel

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:16
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – The sixth installment of DNREC’s “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – premieres this week on DNREC’s YouTube Channel. The series is produced by the Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program within DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship

Nanticoke Creekwatchers volunteer training and kickoff event through Reclaim Our River Program set for March 12

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 14:55
DOVER (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) seeks enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to join the 2016 Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program, which is set to launch its ninth season with a volunteer training and kickoff event Saturday, March 12 at Trap Pond State Park’s Baldcypress Nature Center in Laurel.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Lewes

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 10:52
DOVER (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the DNREC-Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Delaware to continue climate change fight, pushing ahead with Clean Power Plan objectives

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:04
DOVER (Feb. 15, 2016) – The State of Delaware will continue preparing for implementation of the Clean Power Plan, undeterred by a Supreme Court stay of the EPA’s proposed rule issued Feb. 9.

Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:46
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2016) – A DNREC YouTube Channel video premiering this week shows there was a little drama on the high seas before the latest addition to Delaware’s artificial reef system could go below the Atlantic Ocean to occupy a new berth as marine habitat

Newly signed Delaware law changes size and possession limits for American eel

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:23
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2016) – A new Delaware law that increases size limits and decreases recreational possession limits on American eel is now in effect, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 1 thru 7

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:46
DOVER (Feb. 12, 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 Feb. 1-7 made 797 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public and issued 16 citations.

Bear man faces more than 70 charges for weapons and deer hunting violations

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:45
TOWNSEND (Feb. 12, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded an investigation into illegal deer hunting Tuesday with the arrest of a New Castle County man for illegal weapons possession charges along with numerous charges related to the illegal take of at least 14 deer during Delaware’s 2015/16 deer season.

Missing boy found safe at Eagles Nest Wildlife Area

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:44
TOWNSEND (Feb. 8, 2016) – Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit found and safely returned to his family mid-day Sunday a 13-year-old boy reported lost earlier that morning while looking for shed deer antlers on the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area.

Six arrested on drug charges in C and D Canal Conservation Area

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:44
MIDDLETOWN (Feb. 10, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers while on patrol Feb. 8 arrested six Maryland residents for drug possession and other charges after stopping them for illegally operating a motor vehicle and motorcycles in a habitat-sensitive area of the C&D Canal Conservation Area.

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife to propose 2016 17 waterfowl season dates at Feb 23 Advisory Council meeting

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:23
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will address dates proposed by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife for the 2016/17 waterfowl and migratory game bird seasons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 25-31

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:23
DOVER (Feb. 5, 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 Jan. 25-31

Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds, Project Notice-of-Intent deadline extended to Feb. 29

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:08
DOVER (Feb. 4, 2016) – DNREC’s Environmental Finance and DHSS Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water have announced that the deadline to submit a FY 2016 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Project Notice-of-Intent (NOI) has been extended to February 29, 2016.