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Delaware State Parks to hold more auctions of low digit surf tags

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:00
DOVER (March 16, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will feature two auctions for low digit surf fishing tags in March and April.

Upstate trout season to open April 2 in six New Castle County streams

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:58
DOVER (March 16, 2016) – Delaware’s spring 2016 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Portions of six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County – White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek – will be stocked and ready with thousands of rainbow and brown trout, including some trophy-sized fish.

Open house on Cape Henlopen State Park campground renovation will be held March 21

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:42
DOVER (March 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house to review renovation plans for the Cape Henlopen State Park campground. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the park’s Officer’s Club/Youth Camp 3,15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.

Delaware State Parks offers unique advertising opportunity

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (March 14, 2016) – For the third year, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will offer local businesses the opportunity to promote their business on the beaches while supporting the beach patrol. Beginning today, businesses will be able to purchase space on lifeguard stands at Cape Henlopen’s Main Beach Bathhouse, Delaware Seashore State Park beaches (Tower Road Beach and Indian River Inlet), and Fenwick Island’s State Line Beach. In addition, the Water Park at Killens Pond State Park has been added

Slaughter Beach selected for DNREC Resilient Community Partnership

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:30
DOVER (March 14, 2016) - DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) announced today that the Town of Slaughter Beach has been selected for DCP’s first annual Resilient Community Partnership.

DNREC flood program manager Michael Powell to speak about flood risks,mitigation and federal flood insurance at U of D’s Delaware Resiliency Summits

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:07
DOVER (March 11, 2016) – Michael Powell, Delaware flood program manager, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, will address flooding issues prevalent throughout the First State next month at the Delaware Resiliency Summits April 6 and 7 –

Open House on Dover’s Fork Branch Nature Preserve proposed trail will be held on March 14

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 17:20
DOVER (March 10, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will host a public open house on the proposed trail plan for the Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover.

Gov. Markell cuts ribbon to open Brandywine Zoo’s new Eagle Ridge

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 15:47
DOVER (March 10, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small, Delaware Zoological Society President Megan McGlinchey, DNREC’s Division of Parks &

DNRECs DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 16

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 09:39
DOVER (March 8, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will reopen on Saturday, April 16 after being closed for the winter. The center will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through the end of April.

Felton man arrested on drug charges and multiple warrants

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:29
MILFORD (March 1, 2016) – Following a traffic stop for trespassing on a state wildlife area Feb. 26, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Felton man at Blairs Pond Boat Ramp in Milford on drug-related charges and multiple warrants.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 22-28

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:28
DOVER (March 4, 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

Applications now being accepted for DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police new summer youth academy

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:27
DOVER (March 7, 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 are offering 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.

DNRECs Division of Watershed Stewardship to host free rain barrel building workshop March 19 in Blades

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:24
DOVER (March 7, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will host a free rain barrel building workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Blades Town Hall, 20 West 4th Street, Seaford, DE 19973. All supplies will be provided and participants after completing the workshop will leave with their free rain barrel.

Glass eels counting themselves in as an abundant species in the Delaware Estuary, new DNREC YouTube video shows

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:38
DOVER (March 4, 2016) – The American eel would seem one of the slipperiest species to get a population handle on, but a new DNREC YouTube Channel video shows otherwise

It’s fee season in Delaware State Parks

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:54
DOVER (March 3, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware’s state parks that entrance fees are being collected through Nov.30, 2016.

With storm damage repairs almost complete, DNREC plans to reopen southern section of Gordons Pond Trail this week

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 15:40
DOVER (March 1, 2016) – Repairs are nearly complete on a 2.5-mile section of the Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park that had been closed last month due to damage associated with the Jan. 22-24 winter s