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Openings still available for DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police new summer youth academy

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:13
DOVER (April 28, 2016) – If you are a Delaware student aged 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police still has openings for a new summer youth academy that can take you inside both worlds for experiencing the roles and responsibilities of a Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officer.

DNREC to hold public workshop on energy efficiency evaluation measurement and verification regulations

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:07
DOVER (April 28, 2016) – DNREC, in conjunction with Delaware’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, invites stakeholders to attend an upcoming workshop to give comments on proposed new regulations for the evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency projects.

Hartly man arrested on numerous charges including possession of multiple weapons by a person prohibited

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:34
HARTLY (April 28, 2016) – Following a criminal investigation, a Hartly man was arrested April 25 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 11 thru 17

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:24
DOVER (April 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 April 11-17 made 1,159 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 16 citations.

Delaware State Parks announces Kickstarter campaign for funds to build new cabins in Cape Henlopen State Park

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:29
DOVER (April 26, 2016) – Delaware State Parks and Cape Henlopen State Park have kicked off a fundraising campaign this month through Kickstarter.com to raise money for new camping cabins at the popular beach vacation spot.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals for wastewater and surface water project planning

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:47
DOVER (April 26, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the office of Environmental Finance are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater and surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. May 25, 2016.

DNREC issues $40,000 penalty to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for solid waste recycling violations

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:29
DOVER (April 25, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste. The Order includes a penalty of $40,000 and $3,660 in cost recovery for the Department.

New DNREC YouTube Channel video details how model cleanup operation comes first for NVF Yorklyn site’s revitalization

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:54
DOVER (April 22, 2016) – A new DNREC YouTube Channel video about the redevelopment of the old National Vulcanized Fiber mill in Yorklyn shows how far the remediation of the site has come – and how much remains

Ribbon cutting celebrates DNREC’s opening of new state-of-the-art boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:39
MILLVILLE (April 22, 2016) –DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens ...cut the ribbon opening a new state-of-the-art dual boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park in Millville

DNREC’S Community Involvement Advisory Council to hold public workshop Monday, April 25 in Milton on concerns over Allen Harim Foods LLC’s Harbeson plant

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:40
DOVER (April 22, 2015) – DNREC’s Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will hold an informational public workshop Monday, April 25 to address the ongoing concerns of Harbeson area residents related to Allen Harim Foods LLC poultry processing plant

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet at 7 pm Tuesday April 26 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:39
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet at 7 pm Tuesday April 26 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:52
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. NOTE: The start time for this and future meetings of the council has been changed to 7 p.m.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate increases funding for Clean Transportation rebate program after exceeding goal of 100 rebates

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:48
DOVER (April 21, 2016) – The success of DNREC’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program and high public demand for participation in it led the Division of Energy & Climate to announce today that an additional 100 rebates are being offered for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles purchased or leased in Delaware.

DNREC to hold public hearing April 25 on proposed modifications to Delaware’s scrap tire regulations

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:15
DOVER (March 29, 2016) – DNREC’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section (SHWMS) will hold a public hearing Monday, April 25 in Dover for receiving comment on proposed modifications to Section 12 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 4 thru 10

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:14
DOVER (April 15, 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 April 4-10 made 680 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 10 citations.

Governors 2016 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award winners honored today

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:33
DOVER (April 20, 2016) – The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village was the setting for today’s Stewardship Week proclamation presentation of the annual Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards. Governor Jack Markell, along with DNREC Deputy Secretary Kara Coats, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Robert Emerson and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a ceremony recognizing this year’s honorees.

2017 18 Delaware Waterfowl and 2017 Trout Stamp winners announced

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:21
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in the state’s sporting stamp art contests. A painting of canvasback ducks with a Chesapeake Bay retriever by Catherine Temple of Clarkston, Wash., will grace the 2017/18 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind., will adorn the 2017 Delaware Trout Stamp.