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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 3 hours 13 min ago

Delaware State Parks to offer Kids to Parks Day

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:32
DOVER (May 14, 2014) – Delaware State Parks, along with children, families, teachers, cities and towns are gearing up for this year's Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide day of outdoor play to be held this Saturday, May 17. The idea behind Kids to Parks Day and helping children discover the outdoors coincides with Delaware State Parks Delaware Outdoor Family programs in conjunction with the Children In Nature initiative.

Cape Henlopen State Park announces annual beach closure to protect first piping plover nests of the season

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:17
LEWES (May 14, 2014) – Delaware beachnesting bird monitors discovered the first piping plover nests of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park last week, with one at Gordons Pond and two on the Point. All three pairs are now incubating their nests. Since it is early in the season, more nests are expected in both locations.

Public invited to vote online for best painted rain barrel in youth contest

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:35
DOVER (May 13, 2014) – Beginning Monday, May 19, the public is invited to vote for their favorite entry online at in the youth rain barrel painting contest sponsored by DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Online voting will close on Friday, June 6.

DNREC to offer rain barrels for purchase on May 14 in Newark

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:05
DOVER (May 12, 2014) – The Nonpoint Source Program in DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold its last rain barrel sale date this year for Delaware residents from 3 to 6 p.m. or until sold out, Wednesday, May 14 at the New Castle Conservation District office Maintenance Yard, 2430 Old County Road, Newark.