News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 5 min ago
DOVER (Sept. 10, 2015) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for community water quality improvement projects. Delaware non-profit organizations, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowner’s associations are eligible to apply. Proposals must be received by Nov. 10, 2015.
TOWNSEND (Aug. 31, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested two adults Sunday for drug possession and other charges at Blackbird State Forest.
DOVER (Sept. 4, 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 Aug. 24-30 made 1,911 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 347 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 65 citations.
LEWES (Sept. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that the historic Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier will reopen Friday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. for the Labor Day weekend and of course for what anglers who’ve frequented the pier for decades call its “fantastic fall fishing.”
DOVER (Sept. 4, 2015) – Registration has been extended through Sept. 18 for the 2015 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, to be held the weekend of Oct. 2-4 at Camp Barnes on Assawoman Bay near Ocean View.
DOVER (Sept. 3, 2015) – With the long Labor Day weekend and plenty of fall days ahead, there’s still time to photograph your favorite anglers in action and enter those great shots in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.
DOVER (Sept. 3, 2015) – The Kent Conservation District invites all to a rompin' stompin' good time at the 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday evening, Oct. 9. The event will be held at the Harrington Fire Company. Activities include a down-home barbecue pork and chicken dinner, live and silent benefit auctions and dancing to music provided by Affinity Entertainment of Dover.
DOVER (Sept. 1, 2015) – With Delaware’s fall hunting seasons opening today, might you be pointing your camera at a Kodak moment afield in the months ahead? If so, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites you to enter the 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2016/2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published next year.
LITTLE CREEK (Sept. 1, 2015) – A DNREC dredging project on the Little River to improve navigation and boater access, and enhance wildlife habitat through beneficial use of dredged material is featured in a new video on the DNREC YouTube Channel.
DOVER (Aug. 31, 2015) – As the summer season slowly fades and an autumn chill returns to the air in Delaware, thousands of migrating raptors will travel south over the state on their way to warmer winter climes. Each fall, raptor enthusiasts rejoice as they flock to the First State’s two established raptor migration monitoring sites, or hawk watches, to observe and count these hawks, falcons, eagles, ospreys, and vultures as they pass by.
DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers Thursday arrested five adults and four juveniles in connection with the vandalism of a porta potty in the public fishing pier parking lot at Woodland Beach after hours on Aug. 26.
DOVER (Aug. 28, 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 Aug. 17-23 made 1,543 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 231 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 71 citations.
DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – Delaware’s hunting seasons will start Tuesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of the archery and crossbow deer season and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas.
DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – The first phase of dam repairs at Garrisons Lake has been completed ahead of schedule. With the second phase scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 9, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will temporarily re-open the north parking lot and fishing footbridge from Aug. 29 through Sept. 8. This area will close again from Sept. 9 through Sept. 30 to allow contractors to complete Phase II of the construction work along the dam.
DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – DNREC is once again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Sept. 19 is to be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.
TOWNSEND (Aug. 27, 2015) – Vendors, artisans and educational exhibitors are invited to participate in the eighth annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. Reservations for taking part are being accepted now by the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) for the rain-or-shine event, which features heritage and recreational activities offered by the Delaware Bay.
DOVER (Aug. 27, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold two public workshops next month addressing proposed changes to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches.
DOVER (August 26, 2015) – Applications are being accepted now from military veterans and/or their family members to work in a new conservation program offered by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. The program, “Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps – Veterans Corps,” is part of the AmeriCorps National Service Program. It will engage veterans and military family members in a year of service performing conservation work throughout state parks.
LEWES (Aug. 25, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed another new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new category for blueline tilefish: a 22.2-pounder caught on Aug. 18 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2015) – Volunteers are encouraged to preregister on the DNREC website for the 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 19. The DNREC-sponsored cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. This year, 50 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties are targeted, and many of those sites are filling up fast with volunteers.