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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.

DNREC’s Division of Air Quality offering public workshops for demolition contractors and municipalities Feb. 10, 16 and 23

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:45
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2016) – Demolition contractors and municipality representatives who want to learn more about demolition-related requirements and regulations are encouraged to attend public workshops offered this month by DNREC’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ)

Southern section of Gordons Pond Trail closed for repairs due to damage caused by recent storm

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:22
DOVER (Feb. 2, 2016) – High winds and tides associated with the Jan. 22-24 weekend storm that struck Delaware’s coast severely damaged a 2.5-mile section of the Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park, forcing an extended closure of the trail’s southern stretch, parks officials said today. The storm rendered the part of Gordons Pond Trail, south of the end of the elevated boardwalk, unsafe for public use and closed for repairs, and unlikely to reopen until spring.

2016 Delaware Fishing Guide now available statewide and online

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 16:51
DOVER (Feb. 1, 2016) – The Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide has arrived with a colorful splash, with distribution to fishing license agents throughout the state, including sporting goods, bait & tackle and hardware stores. Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide, along with buying their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Jan 18 thru 24

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 15:27
DOVER (Jan. 29, 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. 18-24 made 715 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 32 citations.

Milford man faces charges including weapons violations in connection with illegal deer drive near Bridgeville

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:44
SEAFORD (Jan. 22, 2016) – Following an investigation, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Milford man Jan. 20 for weapons and hunting violations related to an illegal deer drive on Marshy Hope Wildlife Area west of Bridgeville.

Georgetown man jailed on numerous charges including possession of multiple weapons by a person prohibited

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:43
GEORGETOWN (Jan. 22, 2016) – Following a criminal investigation, a Georgetown man was arrested Jan. 19 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons, drug and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 11-17

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:42
DOVER (Jan. 22, 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. 11-17 made 1,756 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 16 citations.

DNREC reminds hunters to take advantage of Snow Goose Conservation Order starting Feb 1

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 16:08
DOVER (Jan. 28, 2016) –The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife is again implementing an annual Snow Goose Conservation Order, which began in 2009 as part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide effort to reduce the population of greater snow geese. The state’s 2016 Conservation Order to harvest snow geese will open Monday, Feb. 1 and run through Friday, Feb. 5, then will reopen Monday, Feb. 8 and run through Saturday, April 9.

Feb 6 designated waterfowl hunting day for youth hunters

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:02
DOVER (Jan. 27, 2016) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities for youth hunters, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Feb. 6 as the second of two special youth waterfowl hunting days for ages 10 to 15 to be held on both public and private lands.