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DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife 2014 to 2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide available online and in print

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:00
DOVER (Aug. 20, 2014) – The 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide is available online and in print, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. This year’s cover features the winning photograph in the Division’s 2013 Hunting Photography Contest, “Patiently Waiting” by Jason Gary of Hartly.

Delaware State Parks announces changes in lifeguard hours for Labor Day weekend 2014

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:28
DOVER (Aug. 18, 2014) – 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.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Aug 5 to 11

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:31
DOVER (Aug. 15, 2014) – 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. 5-11 made 2,173 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 256 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 70 complaints and issued 71 citations.

Maintenance dredging continues at Augustine Beach Boat Ramp

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:07
DOVER (Aug. 15, 2014) – The Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing groin will continue to reopen periodically during the work through Thursday, Sept.18, while maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel continues, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great summer-fall shots of Delaware anglers for photo contest

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:06
DOVER (Aug. 15, 2014) – With the summer season winding down but with plenty of fine fall fishing weather on the way, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife invites angling and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2014 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

Delaware’s first finding of West Nile virus in wild birds reported for 2014

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:10
DOVER (Aug. 15, 2014) – An American crow submitted to the Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory by DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section on Aug. 6 has tested positive for West Nile virus, as reported by the lab on Aug. 11. The bird was collected in the north Wilmington suburbs. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that affects humans and horses.

DNREC issues penalty order to Pettinaro Construction Co., Inc. and Christina Crescent, LLC for air quality violations

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:45
DOVER (Aug. 14, 2014) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Pettinaro Construction Co., Inc. and Christina Crescent, LLC for violations of air quality regulations. The order calls for a cash penalty of $24,695 and an additional $3,704.25 as cost recovery

Second Venture Outdoors Fest coming to Trap Pond State Park

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:23
DOVER (Aug. 14, 2014) – Delaware has many outdoor recreational activities available to residents and visitors throughout the summer. During the weekend of Sept. 12 – 14, Venture Outdoors Fest will showcase them all at Trap Pond State Park.

Greenwood reduces flooding and stormwater runoff, improving water quality of Nanticoke River tributary

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:26
GREENWOOD (Aug. 11, 2014) – Through a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and with design coordination and guidance from DNREC, the Town of Greenwood expects to reduce flooding and improve its water quality in the future after implementing a restoration project at the town park and on two local industrial sites. Greenwood was awarded $35,000 by the NFWF

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter July 29 to Aug 4

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:56
DOVER (Aug. 8, 2014) – 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 July 29-Aug. 4 made 1,231 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 161 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 77 citations.

Fish & Wildlife Enforcement's K-9 Warden remembered

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:55
DOVER (Aug. 8, 2014) – Since joining DNREC’s Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement in 2006, K-9 Warden followed his outstanding nose and canine athleticism afield to track poachers and other law-breakers, uncover evidence and lead rescuers in locating the lost and missing.

“Reclaim Our River” brings First-Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta to Nanticoke Aug. 9

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:10
BLADES, Del. (July 16, 2014) – The Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, in conjunction with the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s “Reclaim Our River” - Nanticoke Series program,will cast off the first annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday, August 9, at 3 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market St., Blades, DE 19973.

Delaware ranked 7th in the nation for solar energy

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:53
DOVER (Aug. 5, 2014) – Del