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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 3 hours 37 min ago

American Wetlands Month’s 25th anniversary marked with efforts to restore wetlands and raise awareness

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:32
DOVER (May 20, 2015) – DNREC is marking the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month with ongoing efforts to restore wetlands, raise awareness of their values and benefits, and encourage actions to protect them.

DNREC scrap tire recycling drop-off day in Harrington collects almost 49 tons of tires

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:09
DOVER (May 19, 2015) – Delaware’s Scrap Tire Management Program, administered through DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, sponsored its 15th scrap tire drop-off day May 16 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington – netting 48.9 tons of old and disused tires for recycling.

Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 15:48
LEWES (May 18, 2015) – The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordons Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced today. Plover monitors found the nest late last week.

DNREC kicks off National Safe Boating Week May 16 to 22 in Lewes

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 09:00
DOVER (May 15, 2015) – With the 2015 summer season making its debut this weekend and plenty of good weather ahead, many boaters will be heading out on the water. As they do, the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages them to remember to practice safe boating, not just over Memorial Day weekend – but throughout the year.

Delaware middle school, junior high students “sun their engines” in 2015 Junior Solar Sprint

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:53
DOVER (May 15, 2015) – More than 100 middle and junior high school students from 10 schools participated in Delaware’s 20th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Competition on Wednesday at Dover International Speedway in Dover.

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:24
DOVER (May 15, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife invites angling and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2015 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 4-10

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:16
DOVER (May 15, 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

Division of Fish & Wildlife treating several downstate ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:38
DOVER (May 14, 2015) – As inland water temperatures rise and aquatic plants emerge, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has started treating several downstate ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds.

DNREC's next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, May 16 at Delaware State Fairgrounds

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 08:12
DOVER (May 7, 2015) – DNREC is rolling out another opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old tires at a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day. The next event is scheduled from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, Saturday, May 16 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 S. DuPont Highway Harrington, DE 19952.

Sussex man charged with felony reckless endangering and disorderly conduct in boating incident

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 15:41
DOVER (May 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Sussex County man May 11 on endangerment and other charges related to an incident in the Indian River Inlet where a vessel operator allegedly threw a filet knife that narrowly missed anglers and bystanders onshore. No injuries were reported.

Division of Fish & Wildlife's recreational striped bass regulation change to take effect on May 11

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 08:45
DOVER (May 7, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds anglers that the new recreational striped bass regulation will take effect May 11.

New parking restrictions in place for vehicles at Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:49
DOVER (May 12, 2015) – Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens announced today that recreational surf-fishing management changes that include parking restrictions are in effect immediately for all state surf-fishing beaches.

Family program on Delaware’s horseshoe crab spawning survey set for May 16 at Bowers Beach

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:49
DOVER (May 11, 2015) – Families are invited to a free program on the bay-wide horseshoe crab spawning survey scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Bowers Beach.