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DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, Nov. 7 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:59
DOVER (Nov. 4, 2015) – DNREC is again inviting Delaware residents to recycle their old and disused car tires through another of the Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances’ Scrap Tire Drop-Off Days. The event, scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 7 will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.

2015 Coastal Cleanup drew nearly 1500 volunteers who collected almost 8 tons of trash and recyclables from 50 sites

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:30
DOVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – This year’s DNREC-sponsored 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup held on Sept. 19 drew 1,492 volunteers, who collected 7.8 tons of trash from 50 sites along more than 80 miles of Delaware’s waterways and coastline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. About one-quarter of that trash – aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles – was recycled this year.

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge reopened

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 17:27
DOVER (Nov. 3, 2015) – The north parking lot and fishing footbridge at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna have reopened, with dam repairs completed and full access restored, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Access to the south parking lot and boat ramp at Garrisons Lake was unaffected.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Oct 19 through 25

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:52
DOVER (Oct. 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 Natural Resources Police officers between Oct. 19-25 made 1,165 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 51 citations.

Governor Markell announces Delaware Bayshore Milestones

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:42
THOUSAND ACRE MARSH, Del. (Oct. 30, 2015) – With autumn foliage at its peak and the scenic Thousand Acre Marsh in the background, Governor Jack Markell announced important Delaware Bayshore milestones that enhance the state’s natural resources for world-class conservation and boost the economy through recreational activities. The Governor was joined by Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary David Small ...

Delaware boat registration website to shut down Nov 2 through 15

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:24
DOVER (Oct. 30, 2015) – Delaware’s online boat registratio