News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 week 2 days ago
DOVER (Sept. 9, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is accepting public comments through Thursday, Sept. 19, on the state’s proposed wildlife regulation changes for non-native wildlife including coyotes and other species.
DOVER (Sept. 6, 2013) – 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between Aug. 27-Sept. 3 made 1,531 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 366 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 92 complaints.
MIDDLETOWN (Sept. 6, 2013) – DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents arrested a Middletown man on Sept. 5, following an investigation involving numerous commercial crab pots that were damaged in August on the Delaware River near Wilmington.
DOVER (Aug. 30, 2013) – 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between Aug. 20-27 made 1,064 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 207 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 30 citations.
DOVER (Aug. 29, 2013) – On Aug. 24, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents cited two commercial watermen for crabbing-related violations during routine compliance and safety checks at the Collins Beach Boat Ramp near Smyrna.
NEWPORT (Aug. 29, 2013) – On Aug. 27, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents arrested a Wilmington man, James E. Steele, 35, on multiple boating-related charges after concerned citizens reported a jet ski operating recklessly and speeding near the Newport Boat Ramp on the Christina River.
DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship released a new video on creating Certified Wildlife Habitats.
DOVER (Sept. 5, 2013) - On Saturday, Sept. 7, the First Saturdays in the First State activities will include programs at the John Bell House and The Old State House to celebrate Delaware’s Native Peoples.
DOVER (Aug. 30, 2013) – There’s still time to sign up for the 27th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup before the preregistration deadline of Monday, Sept. 9. This year’s Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, targeting nearly 50 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announces new training, permitting process for Wildlife Control Operator Program
DOVER (Aug. 30, 2013) – Due to a recent regulatory change regarding management of problem wildlife, the DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has finalized its new training program and permitting process for wildlife control operators.
ReCommunity’s Materials Recovery Facility celebrates grand opening;Delaware State-of-the-Art Recycling Center caps $15 million investment
NEW CASTLE (August 29, 2013) –With today’s grand opening of ReCommunity’s 35th Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the largest pure-play recycling company in the United States launches into a 20-year agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate a state-of-the-art automated recycling facility that will serve Delaware statewide.
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announces celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 15
DOVER (Aug. 29, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests to mark their calendars for their upcoming celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, located on Route 9 east of Smyrna along the Delaware Bayshore.
LEWES (Aug. 29, 2013) – The staff at Cape Henlopen State Park will be offering the popular “Driving on the Beach” workshop on two upcoming Saturdays: Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. Park Rangers and local surf fishing experts will share rules and regulations, plus tips on safe driving, how to avoid getting stuck in the sand and what to get out of being stuck.
Water Infrastructure Advisory Council Orientation Workshop, Public Hearing, Council Meeting set for Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Dover
DOVER (Aug. 27, 2013) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Orientation Workshop, followed by a Public Hearing and then followed by a Council Meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.
DOVER (Aug. 26, 2013) – Delaware hunters will be able to start honing their wingshooting skills Monday, Sept. 2 with the opening of the mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas.