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Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 15 thru 21

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:26
DOVER (Feb. 26, 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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 15-21 made 1,067 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued four citations.

New Castle angler catches then releases new state record largemouth bass weighing more than 11 pounds

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:13
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2016) – A partly cloudy and unseasonably warm Saturday, Feb. 20 seemed to fishing buddies Andrew “A.J.” Klein and Joe Lattis of New Castle a great day to cast a line, so they headed downstate to launch Lattis’ boat on Wagamons Ponds near Milton.

DNRECs Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2015 16 hunting photo contest winners

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 16:00
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Lance Barrowcliff of Wilmington for “A Day to Remember,” featuring his brother, Brian Barrowcliff, and Brian’s four-year-old son Brody Barrowcliff waterfowl hunting with their dog Cocoa in Townsend.

Delaware artists invited to apply for DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardships rain barrel painting contest now through March 18

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:49
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from Delaware artists for participation in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Artists selected will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be prominently displayed in public areas.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:45
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:28
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware’s 2015/16 deer harvest as all-time high

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:25
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – Delaware hunters harvested 14,681 deer during the 2015/16 season – the highest number since the state’s first modern-day deer season was held in 1954 and harvest record-keeping began, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals for community water quality improvement projects

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:51
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for community water quality improvement projects.

DNREC accepting grant proposals for wastewater and surface water project planning

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:37
DOVER (February 22, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the office of Environmental Finance are now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants

DNREC seeking volunteers for Saturday, March 19 beach grass planting along Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastlines

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:52
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2016) – DNREC is seeking volunteers for Delaware’s annual beach grass planting event set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19 at beach locations along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces changes to Energy Efficiency Investment Fund availability

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 11:55
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has announced that the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) is no longer accepting new applications for the prescriptive portion of the funding program

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 8 thru 14

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:19
DOVER (Feb. 19, 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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 8-14 made 1,172 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 110 citations.

Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Feb 23 in DNRECs Dover auditorium

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:01
DOVER (Feb. 16, 2016) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces spring 2016 trout stocking and opening for downstate ponds

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:00
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced that its spring 2016 downstate trout season will begin Saturday, March 5 with the opening of two downstate ponds stocked with rainbow trout, weather permitting. On that date, Tidbury Pond near Dover in Kent County and Newton Pond outside of Greenwood in Sussex County will open for trout fishing beginning at 7 a.m.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers for Delaware Citizen Osprey Monitoring Program

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:59
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – Delaware’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteers to participate in this year’s Delaware Citizen Osprey Monitoring Program. Ospreys build distinctive nests on nesting platforms, utility and other tall poles or trees, the nests often prominently visible along many Delaware waterways, especially Sussex County’s Inland Bays.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:33
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate has announced that the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) is no longer accepting new applications for the prescriptive portion of the funding program, and that custom applications will be considered on a modified basis. In addition, Energy Assessment Grant applications will no longer be accepted.

Latest installment in “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – now on DNREC’s YouTube Channel

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:16
DOVER (Feb. 19, 2016) – The sixth installment of DNREC’s “Wetlands 101” video series – “Restoring Wetlands: Restoration Stories” – premieres this week on DNREC’s YouTube Channel. The series is produced by the Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program within DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship

Nanticoke Creekwatchers volunteer training and kickoff event through Reclaim Our River Program set for March 12

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 14:55
DOVER (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) seeks enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to join the 2016 Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program, which is set to launch its ninth season with a volunteer training and kickoff event Saturday, March 12 at Trap Pond State Park’s Baldcypress Nature Center in Laurel.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Lewes

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 10:52
DOVER (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the DNREC-Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Delaware to continue climate change fight, pushing ahead with Clean Power Plan objectives

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 17:04
DOVER (Feb. 15, 2016) – The State of Delaware will continue preparing for implementation of the Clean Power Plan, undeterred by a Supreme Court stay of the EPA’s proposed rule issued Feb. 9.