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Water Infrastructure Advisory Council meeting set for Wednesday, Oct. 14 in Dover

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:29
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC accepting applications for Wastewater Asset Management Incentive Program, with proposals due by Nov. 9

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:21
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – DNREC’s Environmental Finance is accepting asset management proposals from county and municipal governments for the Wastewater Asset Management Incentive Program.

Tickets still available for Kent Conservation Districts 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct 9

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:37
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – Tickets are still available for the Kent Conservation District’s 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser, to be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday evening, Oct. 9. The rompin', stompin' event will be held at the Harrington Fire Company.

DNREC issues penalties to Bayhealth’s Kent General Hospital and to St. Francis Hospital for hazardous waste violations

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 14:55
DOVER (Sept. 28, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued Notices of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Orders to Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent General Hospital and St. Francis Hospital for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management.

DNREC hosts Reclaim Our River, Nanticoke Series guided nature walk and celebration Saturday, Oct. 3

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:26
SEAFORD (Sept. 25, 2015) – Chapel Branch Nature Area will be the setting Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a nature walk that marks the final event in the 2015 Reclaim Our River (ROR), Nanticoke Series, a program offering monthly events, workshops and recreational activities aimed at raising water quality awareness in the Nanticoke Watershed.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 14 to 20

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:52
DOVER (Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 14-20 made 1,580 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 188 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 53 citations.

DNREC files complaint and consent order against Mountaire Farms for wastewater permit violations

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:40
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – DNREC has filed a complaint in Sussex County Superior Court against Mountaire Farms, Inc. for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations at the poultry producer’s Selbyville facility.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police unveil new Operation Game Theft mobile outreach unit

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:31
DOVER (Sept. 24, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates, along with NRP officers, today unveiled their new mobile multimedia outreach unit for Operation Game Theft,

Illegal waterfowl hunting investigation concludes with three arrests in Lewes area

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:30
LEWES (Sept. 25, 2015) – An investigation into illegal waterfowl hunting in the Lewes area by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers culminated in the arrests Sept. 18 of three Sussex County men.

Traffic advisory for Delaware Seashore State Park Saturday, Sept. 26 during MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:32
LEWES (Sept. 23, 2015) – Delaware Seashore State Park will host the annual MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26, requiring a rerouting of traffic entering and leaving the park from late morning through mid-afternoon, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today.

Delaware adopts date changes in recreational black sea bass season

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:18
DOVER (Sept. 23, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Secretary’s Order that formally adopts an open season for Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishery that ran May 15 through Sept. 21, and from Oct. 22 through Dec. 31. The changes keep Delaware’s tidal finfish regulations consistent with final federal recreational black sea bass season regulations published in June.

“Arts in the Estuary” celebration set for Sept. 26 at St. Jones Reserve

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:00
DOVER (Sept. 22, 2015) – The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is holding “Arts in the Estuary,” an event celebrating National Estuary Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover

Vehicle flips into C&D Canal; reckless driving charge for Dover man

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:06
ST. GEORGES (Sept. 22, 2015) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responding to a report Tuesday afternoon of an overturned vehicle in the C&D Canal found a 2004 Honda Accord that had run off a dirt road, striking a telephone pole then crashing over riprap along the canal banks before ending up partially submerged in the canal.

Delaware State Parks honored as top state parks system in nation by winning NRPA gold medal

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:18
DOVER (Sept. 22, 2015) – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation (Delaware State Parks) has won the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in the state parks systems category.

Little Mill Creek flood reduction project completed in Wilmington

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 16:11
WILMINGTON (Sept. 21, 2015) – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, DNREC Secretary David Small, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, and New Castle County Executive Thomas Gordon were joined by state legislators and members of the local business community to celebrate the completion of the Little Mill Creek Flood Risk Management project in Wilmington.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 7 to 13

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 15:31
DOVER (Sept. 18, 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 Sept. 7-13 made 1,095 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 145 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 39 citations.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces new solar incentives for the Delmarva Power Green Energy Fund

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 14:38
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2015) – Beginning Sept. 21, the Green Energy Fund for Delmarva Power & Light (DPL) customers will implement new solar incentives, DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate announced today. The Green Energy Fund provides grants to DPL customers for small scale solar and geothermal installations. All applications received on or after Sept. 21 will be reviewed under the new incentive levels.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold Sept 22 public hearing on proposed regulation for reporting harvest of gray foxes and other wildlife

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 09:45
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.

Seven Delaware communities awarded assistance grants to improve resiliency to coastal hazards and climate change

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:04
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).

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware hunters for photo contest

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 13:50
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.