News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 56 min ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 (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
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.
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.
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.
DOVER (Aug. 5, 2014) – Delaware is again among the states leading the nation in solar energy – ranked 7th per capita for cumulative solar installations – according to a report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013.