News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 21 min 38 sec ago
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public hearing on proposed state wildlife regulation changes, including the required reporting of harvested gray foxes. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the DNREC Auditorium, Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Seven Delaware communities have been awarded Coastal Management Assistance Program grants totaling $75,000 from DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs through funding from the Office of Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
DOVER (Sept. 17, 2015) – With Delaware’s hunting seasons already open or opening soon, might you be pointing your camera afield in the months ahead, perhaps catching a hunter in a duck blind or deer stand or otherwise pursuing their favorite game animal or bird? If so, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites you to enter the 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest.
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Delawareans can recycle their old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.
DOVER (Sept. 15, 2015) – Due to construction schedule changes, the second phase of dam repairs at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna is now scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 5, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The north parking lot and fishing footbridge will be open now through Sunday, Oct. 4, closing Oct. 5 through Oct. 30.
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Open Space Council is seeking public input on the standards and criteria for State Resource Areas through a series of public workshops to be held under DNREC’s auspices September 21, 22 and 29 in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – The Kent Conservation District and the New Castle Conservation District are sponsoring a conservation poster contest this fall with the theme “Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators.” The contest is open to students in public, charter, private or home schools.
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input on a proposed pilot program to extend trail hours on selected trails at White Clay Creek State Park. Made at the request of the White Clay Creek Advisory Council and the Delaware Trail Spinners, the proposed changes would allow for additional trail use in the fall, winter and spring.
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management Section facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
SEAFORD (Sept. 11, 2015) – A Laurel man was arrested early Thursday morning by Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol following a boating accident that ejected him and a passenger into the Nanticoke River west of Seaford.
DOVER (Sept. 11, 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 Aug. 31-Sept. 6 made 2,496 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 638 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 93 citations.
DOVER (Sept. 11, 2015) – DNREC’s Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit has a new officer with unique skills – and four legs. K-9 Diesel, an 18-month-old, 95-pound German shepherd/Belgian Malinois specially bred for police work in Slovakia, was donated to the ECU by the Wilmington Kennel Club in January.
DOVER (Sept. 11, 2015) – Updated fish consumption advisories for fish caught in Delaware waterways were announced today by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health. The new, less restrictive advisories are for fish caught in four waterways in southern New Castle County – the Army Creek and Pond, Appoquinimink River, Drawyer Creek, and Silver Lake in Middletown.
DOVER (Sept. 10, 2015) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for community water quality improvement projects. Delaware non-profit organizations, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowner’s associations are eligible to apply. Proposals must be received by Nov. 10, 2015.
TOWNSEND (Aug. 31, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested two adults Sunday for drug possession and other charges at Blackbird State Forest.
DOVER (Sept. 4, 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 Aug. 24-30 made 1,911 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 347 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 65 citations.
LEWES (Sept. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that the historic Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier will reopen Friday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. for the Labor Day weekend and of course for what anglers who’ve frequented the pier for decades call its “fantastic fall fishing.”
DOVER (Sept. 4, 2015) – Registration has been extended through Sept. 18 for the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, to be held the weekend of Oct. 2-4 at Camp Barnes on Assawoman Bay near Ocean View.
DOVER (Sept. 3, 2015) – With the long Labor Day weekend and plenty of fall days ahead, there’s still time to photograph your favorite anglers in action and enter those great shots in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.
DOVER (Sept. 3, 2015) – The Kent Conservation District invites all to a rompin' stompin' good time at the 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday evening, Oct. 9. The event will be held at the Harrington Fire Company. Activities include a down-home barbecue pork and chicken dinner, live and silent benefit auctions and dancing to music provided by Affinity Entertainment of Dover.