News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 week 3 days ago
The Kent, New Castle and Sussex Conservation Districts are sponsoring a conservation poster contest, with this year’s theme, Where Does Your Watershed? Posters will be judged in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive a prize valued at $50, $25, and $15 respectively. Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
DOVER (Sept. 20, 2013) – Have you taken a great photo of a Delaware hunter in action? If so, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to enter the 2013 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Access to the McGinnis Pond boat ramp near Frederica and adjacent parking area will be closed from Monday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Oct. 4 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades.
DELAWARE CITY (Sept. 19, 2013) – The very popular Paranormal Adventures program returns to Fort Delaware this fall. Visitors will get a taste of the paranormal investigative experience with the help of the Diamond State Ghost Investigators, a volunteer group leading the program. Participants assist the ghost hunters in investigating various areas of Fort Delaware where paranormal activity has been suspected, along with experienced investigators. Visitors are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as i
DOVER (Sept. 17, 2013) –To celebrate the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 20th anniversary, the St. Jones Reserve is holding an event – Arts in the Estuary – and the Delaware Native Plant Society’s Annual Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is free to the event, being held, rain or shine, at the Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover and at the John Dickinson Plantation located next to the Reserve at 340 Kitts Hummock Road.
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Seven Delaware state parks are offering scenic and holiday-themed hayrides this fall. The rides are designed for families and children of all ages or any group looking for a fun get-together. Visitors can find hayrides at Bellevue, Brandywine Creek, Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond, Trap Pond and White Clay Creek State Parks.
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Access to the McGinnis Pond boat ramp near Frederica and adjacent parking area will be closed from Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27 to allow contractors to complete parking lot improvements and upgrades, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. The project is expected to be complete, with full access restored, on Saturday, Sept. 28, weather permitting.
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Delaware State Parks has many fun-filled events scheduled this fall throughout the state, giving families many opportunities to try something unique while enjoying the beautiful fall scenery Delaware’s parks offer.
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2013) – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 10 a.m. - noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at DNREC’s Lewes facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
DOVER (Sept. 17, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife today announced the list of private butcher shops accepting donated deer for processing for the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season.
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 3-10
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2013) – The northbound lane of Trap Pond Road at Trap Pond State Park will have intermittent closures between September 23-27 and a bike path along the road also will be closed while a valve repair is made to an outlet gate at Trap Pond Dam.
SMYRNA (Sept. 13, 2013) – The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will hold a meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Smyrna Rest Stop Conference Room, U.S. Route 13 in Smyrna.
DOVER (Sept. 13, 2013) – Delaware Outdoor Family, in conjunction with the Children In Nature Initiative, will provide three campouts this fall to finish off Delaware State Parks first year of overnight family camping programs. The programs are geared toward sparking families’ interest in spending time outdoors.
DELAWARE CITY (Sept. 12, 2013) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Delaware Economic Development (DEDO) Secretary Alan Levin today joined officers from the American Birding Association (ABA) and Delaware City officials to announce the ABA’s plans to move its North American headquarters from Colorado to Delaware next year. The ABA’s new home will be Delaware City’s historic Central Hotel overlooking the riverfront and Pea Patch Island.
WILMINGTON (Sept. 12, 2013) – At the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, EPA Region 3 Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Nature Society Exec. Dir. Brian Winslow and Delaware Wild Lands Exec. Dir. Kate Hackett joined with environmental organizations to announce the kick-off of Delaware’s first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, Sept. 14 – 22.
DOVER (Sept. 11, 2013) – From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 15, visitors to the Aquatic Resource Education Center (AREC) near Smyrna will be able to sample a wide range of outdoor activities.
LEWES (Sept. 9, 2013) – Cape Henlopen State Park is pleased to offer two fun family programs on Saturday, Sept. 14.
WILMINGTON (Sept. 9, 2013) – The staff of Delaware State Parks and the Blue Ball Barn are proud to announce a unique partnership with Delaware folk artist Eunice LaFate.
LEWES (Sept. 9, 2013) – Kayak eco-tours and rentals will continue at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Kayak Shack on Saturdays into mid-October, the park announced today.