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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.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces registration for Delawares mandatory wild turkey hunting course

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:00
DOVER (Jan. 27, 2016) – With Delaware’s spring wild turkey hunting season fast approaching, DNREC’s Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters that they must pass a Delaware-approved course on turkey hunting before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State.

DNREC Water Supply Section sets proposed well regulations public hearing Feb 1 in Dover

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:28
DOVER (Jan. 11, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Water and Water Supply Section will conduct a public hearing Monday, Feb. 1 regarding proposed amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 7301, Regulations Governing the Construction and Use of Wells.

Delaware Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Report data again shows overall decrease in state’s onsite pollution releases to land, air and water

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:29
DOVER (Jan. 26, 2016) – The annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data report from Delaware’s industrial facilities as compiled by DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section shows the state continuing to make remarkable progress in reducing toxic releases into the environment.

Christmas tree recycling a Delaware post-holiday tradition carries on for 2015 2016

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:28
DOVER (Dec. 28, 2015) – Delawareans are encouraged to give their recycling spirit a boost after the holiday season by delivering their Christmas trees to one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state. Please note that Christmas trees are no longer accepted for recycling at any Delaware State Park locations.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Dec 14 thru 20

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:44
DOVER (Dec. 23, 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 Dec. 14-20 made 988 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 21 citations.

Great gift ideas from DNREC for helping the special ones help the environment or for getting them outdoors

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:27
DOVER (Dec. 23, 2015) – If you’re approaching the holidays in fear of a last-minute letdown over missing out on the right gift for the outdoors enthusiast or environmental steward on your holiday shopping list, DNREC says fret no more. What follow are suggestions from throughout the agency on matching those special ones in your life with what might best suit them in the holiday spirit.

“Restoring Wetlands: Facing Challenges” now available on DNREC YouTube Channel

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 16:18
DOVER (Dec. 21, 2015) – The fifth installment of DNREC’s “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Facing Challenges” – 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