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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 5 hours 34 min ago

Town of Bethel receives $100,000 grant for innovative green infrastructure

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:20
BETHEL, Del. (July 18, 2014) – The Town of Bethel in Sussex County is getting help to reduce flooding, manage stormwater runoff and improve the water quality of Broad Creek, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The town is receiving $100,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) program that will help the community implement innovative green infrastructure and green street practices.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals through Aug. 28 for community water quality improvement projects

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:58
DOVER (July 15, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for Community Water Quality Improvement Program grants.

State record 56.9-pound mahi-mahi caught from Delaware boat out of Indian River Marina

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:58
INDIAN RIVER MARINA (July 11, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 56.9-pound dolphinfish (a popular foodfish also known as mahi-mahi) caught on July 6

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter July 1 to 7

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:39
DOVER (July 11, 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 1-7 made 3,292 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 598 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 89 complaints and issued 96 citations.