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Delaware State Parks to offer Kids to Parks Day

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:32
DOVER (May 14, 2014) – Delaware State Parks, along with children, families, teachers, cities and towns are gearing up for this year's Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide day of outdoor play to be held this Saturday, May 17. The idea behind Kids to Parks Day and helping children discover the outdoors coincides with Delaware State Parks Delaware Outdoor Family programs in conjunction with the Children In Nature initiative.

Cape Henlopen State Park announces annual beach closure to protect first piping plover nests of the season

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:17
LEWES (May 14, 2014) – Delaware beachnesting bird monitors discovered the first piping plover nests of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park last week, with one at Gordons Pond and two on the Point. All three pairs are now incubating their nests. Since it is early in the season, more nests are expected in both locations.

Public invited to vote online for best painted rain barrel in youth contest

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:35
DOVER (May 13, 2014) – Beginning Monday, May 19, the public is invited to vote for their favorite entry online at in the youth rain barrel painting contest sponsored by DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Online voting will close on Friday, June 6.

DNREC to offer rain barrels for purchase on May 14 in Newark

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:05
DOVER (May 12, 2014) – The Nonpoint Source Program in DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold its last rain barrel sale date this year for Delaware residents from 3 to 6 p.m. or until sold out, Wednesday, May 14 at the New Castle Conservation District office Maintenance Yard, 2430 Old County Road, Newark.

Division of Fish and Wildlife and Wild Turkey Federation join forces to improve wild turkey habitat in Delaware

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:36
DOVER (May 9, 2014) – With Delaware’s annual spring turkey season winding down, it is worth highlighting that the wild turkey remains one of Delaware’s top wildlife restoration successes. After wild turkeys nearly became extinct in the early 20th century, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife partnered with the Delaware Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation in the early 1980s to re-establish a wild turkey population in the state.

Grants available for communities where environmental violations have occurred

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:22
DOVER (May 9, 2014) – Grants are available through the Community Environmental Project Fund for projects that restore or provide environmental benefits to communities where civil or administrative environmental violations have occurred.