News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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DNRECs Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest
DOVER (May 17, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.
DOVER (May 13, 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 May 2-8
DNREC marks American Wetlands Month with ongoing efforts to restore wetlands, raise awareness and encourage actions
DOVER (May 12, 2016) –This month DNREC observes American Wetlands Month with ongoing efforts to restore wetlands, raise awareness of their values and benefits, and encourage actions to protect them.
DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment for 2016 Young Environmentalist Awards
DOVER (May 10, 2016) – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others whom a youth’s efforts might have impressed to nominate these students for the 2016 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
First piping plover nest of the season found at Cape Henlopen – and an American oystercatcher nest, too
LEWES (May 9, 2016) – Recent wet weather has not deterred beachnesting birds from beginning their nesting season at Cape Henlopen State Park – with this year’s first piping plover nest found late last week on the Point
DNREC workshops set for May 17, 24 and 25 will help state’s schools, businesses and institutions apply for $1M in recycling grant opportunities
DOVER (May 9, 2016) – DNREC will hold a series of public workshops this month across the state to provide guidance and help facilitate grant applications from Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions who want to apply for $1 million available this year in recycling grants and low-interest loans.
SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 6, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival,
SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 6, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the center, located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford, DE 19963. Admission is free.
DOVER (May 6, 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 April 25-May 1 made 692 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 17 citations.
Registration still open for DNREC Division of Energy and Climates Fueling the Future clean transportation conference May 24 in Dover
DOVER (May 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, presented in conjunction with the Delaware Clean Cities Coalition from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Temporary closures for some areas of Cape Henlopen State Park needed to facilitate construction at Fort Miles
LEWES (May 5, 2016) – Visitors to Cape Henlopen State Park are advised that certain areas of the park, including parts of the park’s bike loop, will be closed for 10 days from May 16 - 25,
DNREC Mosquito Control Section and Division of Public Health share Zika virus information in new DNREC YouTube Channel video
DOVER (May 5, 2016) – DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) share tips on mosquito-borne illness prevention and precautions in the new video, Zika Virus, Mosquitoes & You, on DNREC’s YouTube Channel.