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Updated: 2 hours 39 min ago

2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 15:30
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide has arrived with a colorful splash, with distribution to fishing license agents throughout the state, including sporting goods, bait & tackle and hardware stores. Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide, along with their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and can check it out online too.

Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:38
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than just a sign of spring’s arrival. This familiar sound is also a call to volunteers across the state to participate in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP). The Division will hold an orientation meeting for volunteers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, located at 4876 Hay Point Landing Road/Route 9 east of Smyrna.

Fun and exciting programs offered this month by the Children in Nature Coalition

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:49
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – Numerous partners in the Children in Nature Coalition, including DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, are offering a variety of programs for families this month.

DNREC announces new flood risk maps for New Castle County become effective February 4

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:17
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced today that new flood risk maps for New Castle County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on February 4. The maps can be found online at http://msc.fema.gov/portal.

February 7 designated waterfowl hunting day for youth hunters

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:19
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities for youth hunters, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Feb. 7 as the second of two special waterfowl hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 to be held on both public and private lands statewide.

Delaware State Parks’ new user fees to go into effect in February

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:02
DOVER (Feb. 3, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has received approval by DNREC Secretary David Small to implement certain new user fee increases which will go into effect in February.

DNREC reminds hunters to take advantage of Snow Goose Conservation Order starting Feb. 2

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:58
DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) –The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife is once again implementing an annual Snow Goose Conservation Order, which began in 2009 as part of an Atlantic Flyway-wide effort to reduce the population of greater snow geese.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:21
DOVER (Jan. 30, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the five top entries chosen from its 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 19 to

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:49
DOVER (Jan. 30, 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 19-25 made 843 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 66 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 10 citations.

Tonight’s DNREC hearing on proposed scrap tire amendments cancelled; rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 9

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:51
DOVER (Jan. 26, 2015) – DNREC has cancelled a public hearing scheduled for tonight on the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Section’s proposal to add scrap tire facility management provisions to Delaware Regulations Governing Solid Waste.

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

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:58
DOVER (January, 26, 2015) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Financial Assistance Branch 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. February 27, 2015.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 12-18

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:05
DOVER (Jan. 23, 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 12-18 made 648 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public,

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Lewes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:24
DOVER (Jan. 21, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the DNREC Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

NREC extends public comment period through Feb. 16 on renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Cost Cap regulation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:53
DOVER (Jan. 20, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the public comment period for a revised proposed regulation to establish how the DNREC division administers the obligations of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act

NREC extends public comment period through Feb. 16 on renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Cost Cap regulation

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:03
DOVER (Jan. 20, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has extended the public comment period for a revised proposed regulation to establish how the DNREC division administers the obligations of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act established by 26 Del. C. § 354(i) & (j).

Claymont man cited for negligence in boating accident

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:49
DOVER (Jan. 16, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers cited a Claymont man following a boating accident this morning in a marshy area off the Christina River near Wilmington that took two duck hunters on a harrowing course and threw them into icy waters before they managed to get to safe ground.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 5 to 11

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:59
DOVER (Jan. 16, 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 5-11 made 716 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 73 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 18 citations.

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

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:12
DOVER (Jan. 15, 2015) – The end-of-January deadline draws near for submitting your great photos of a Delaware hunter in action to the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published this summer.

Division of Fish and Wildlife 2015 calendar features past Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp winners

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:50
DOVER (Jan. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce publication of its annual calendar, with each month for 2015 featuring a past Delaware Waterfowl or Trout Stamp winner from 1980-2012.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Dec 22 to Jan 4

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 08:51
DOVER (Jan. 12, 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 Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 22-Jan. 4 made 1,010 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 108 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 52 citations.