News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 14 min ago
DOVER (Aug. 23, 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. 13-20 made 824 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 128 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 58 complaints, issued 44 citations.
DOVER (Aug. 23, 2013) – On Aug. 15, following an investigation, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents cited a commercial crabber, Steven L. Marvel, for crabbing in a tributary of the Delaware Bay. Marvel, 35, of Dover, was cited for illegally setting crab pots in Simons River near Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Dover.
PORT PENN (Aug. 23, 2013) – Port Penn Interpretive Center will host free family programs on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. On Friday at 2 p.m., as part of Port Penn’s Marsh Tails series, staff will read the children’s book “Bat Loves the Night,” written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies. The storybook reading is followed by a fun activity for children pre-school through second grade that relates to the story.
DELAWARE CITY (Aug. 23, 2013) – The interpretive staff at Fort DuPont State Park invites the public to enjoy a special walk along with their good-natured canine companions. The walk, scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, includes a discussion of historic uses of the many buildings as well as plans for their future adaptive reuse.
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – A five-member team of high school students from Charter School of Wilmington took seventh place in the North American Envirothon, the continent’s largest high school environmental competition. The announcement was made during the closing ceremony of the weeklong competition, held Aug. 4-9 on and near Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., and sponsored by Canon U.S.A.
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – Changes in the hours and locations where swimming beaches in Delaware State Parks are guarded have been announced by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 30, Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Indian River South Inlet Day Area and Fenwick Island State Park will be guarded 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has issued an order that requires the Homalite Division of Brandywine Investment Group, Inc. to comply with Delaware’s laws and regulations governing extremely hazardous substances and accidental release prevention.
DELAWARE CITY (Aug. 21, 2013) – Fort Delaware State Park will host a special presentation, “African-American Fort Delaware Uncovered,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife again will lead the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season, and DNREC’s deer coolers are ready to receive donations.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2013-2014 hunting seasons, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – With summer winding down and fall fishing weather just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to take great photos of anglers enjoying the outdoors and submit them to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest before the Oct. 15 deadline.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – First State Heritage Park will feature close-to-home, end-of-summer fun this Labor Day weekend. Visitors of all ages can start the holiday with a Friday evening lantern tour and enjoy more First State Heritage Park activities on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day Monday.
WILMINGTON (Aug. 21, 2013) – The Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park will host the second annual Pawpaw Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun activities.
DOVER (Aug. 19, 2013) – The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced that the 2014 Delaware Wetlands Conference will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover.
DOVER (Aug. 16, 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. 6-13 made 1,014 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 169 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks.
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – For the first time since 2008 Delaware has recorded a finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), after a sentinel chicken tested positive for the virus. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed the presence of the virus on Aug. 13. This finding occurred within a statewide network of 24 sentinel chicken stations administered by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section to help monitor for both EEE and West Nile virus.
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – With every aspect of recycling in Delaware humming along, DNREC’s Recycling Team is emphasizing that plastic carryout shopping bags can gum up the works of the state’s recycling efforts if not properly disposed of. Clean carryout plastic bags should be returned to the retail and grocery stores where collection containers are provided, rather than put out for curbside pickup.
MILTON (Aug. 13, 2013) – On Aug. 10, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents responded to a report of shots fired at deer on Hudson Road in Milton.
DOVER (August 12, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has revoked the resource recovery facility permit for Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC (MDE), west of Camden in Kent County. The permit allowed the facility to accept, process, and recycle construction and demolition waste.
DELAWARE CITY (Aug. 12, 2013) – Visiting living history groups partner with Fort Delaware State Park’s interpretive staff for the popular P.O.W. Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. The weekend will feature living history presentations and special activities for all ages.