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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 hour 58 min ago

Rosedale Beach boat ramp to remain open during repairs and replacement of damaged floating courtesy docks

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:26
DOVER (April 20, 2015) – Due to extensive winter ice damage to the existing wooden floating courtesy docks at the Rosedale beach boat ramp near Millsboro, the ramp’s docking capacity has been unavoidably reduced, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment for 2015 Young Environmentalist Awards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:52
DOVER (April 20, 2015) – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others to nominate these students for the 2015 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 6 to 12

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:39
DOVER (April 17, 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 April 6-12 made 1,254 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 110 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 26 citations.

Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp contests set for April 23

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:56
DOVER (April 17, 2015) – Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village in Dover for the judging of Delaware’s annual Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp contests.

Watershed-healthy “Smartyard” workshop series offered by Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke program

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:12
DOVER (April 17, 2015) – A series of free watershed-healthy “Smartyard” workshops is the latest opportunity from Reclaim Our River (ROR) Nanticoke Series

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 30 to April 5

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:45
DOVER (April 10, 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 March 30-April 5 made 1,048 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 32 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 40 citations.

Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:45
DOVER (April 16, 2015) – During the week of April 20-26, 2015, the Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” and prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating education course.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, April 22 in Dover

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:44
DOVER (April16, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the DELDOT Administration Building, Farmington/Felton Conference Room, 800 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Volunteers sought for 24th annual Christina River Cleanup on April 18

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:51
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (April 16, 2015) – Volunteers are needed to join the Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several of its tributaries on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until noon at 12 sites throughout northern New Castle County. Brookhaven Park, an expanded site this year, will hold its cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. The 24th annual event will be held rain or shine.

Delaware students to compete in state Envirothon on April 30

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:48
DOVER (April 16, 2015) – Delaware students from around the state will convene at Cannery Village in Milton on April 30 to compete in the annual Delaware Envirothon. On the 20th anniversary of the Delaware Envirothon, a record-breaking number of participants will compete. This year, 120 students representing 11 high schools and one 4-H Club will vie for more than $5,000 in college scholarships and cash awards.

DNREC to hold workshops on updates to Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches for Friday, May 1 in Milford, and Saturday, May 2 in Bethany Beach

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:41
DOVER (April 16, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section will hold two public workshops next month on proposed changes to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches.

DNREC DuPont Nature Center to celebrate Earth Day April 18

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:22
DOVER (April 15, 2015) – DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will hold an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18.

Ommelanden Public Shooting Range trap and skeet fields to reopen April 15 with new equipment

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:06
DOVER (April 15, 2015) – Trap and skeet shooting fields at DNREC’s Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center and Public Shooting Range in New Castle have reopened after being closed for six months to install new trap and skeet machines, the Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2014 15 hunting photo contest winners

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:14
DOVER (April 14, 2015) – The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014/15 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Scott Lee of Laurel for “Sunrise Over Assawoman Bay,” featuring Tommy Lee waterfowl hunting at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Frankford.

Volunteers needed for seedling potting event at St. Jones Reserve near Dover

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:00
DOVER (April 10, 2015)– In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are needed to assist with planting native tree seedlings in pots from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.

Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp to reopen April 18 following ramp improvements

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:29
FRANKFORD (April 9, 2015) – Due to weather-related construction delays, access to the Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp on Assawoman Wildlife Area near Bethany Beach will remain closed through Friday, April 17, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Mulberry Landing Road has been periodically closed since late March during boat ramp improvements.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces new recreational striped bass regulation to take effect on May 11

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:53
DOVER (April 9, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the new recreational striped bass regulation will be effective on May 11, 2015. The regulation change brings Delaware into compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Fisheries Management Plan, which has been amended to require a 25-percent reduction in both the recreational and commercial striped bass harvests in 2015.

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop set for April 27 in Dover

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:37
DOVER (April 9, 2015) – The Governor’s Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency (CCoCAR) will host a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 in the 700 Building’s Conference Center at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901.