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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 19 min ago

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter March 18 to 24

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:27
DOVER (March 28, 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 March 18-24 made 420 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 18 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 15 citations.

Take a Kid Fishing dates announced by DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:16
DOVER (March 27, 2014) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program, you’ll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour set for Sunday March 30

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:10
DELAWARE CITY (March 28, 2014) – The Interpretive staff at Fort DuPont State Park will conduct a walking tour of the park at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The tour includes a discussion of how many of the buildings on the grounds have been used over time and plans for adaptive reuse of the site in the future.

Annual turkey hunt for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters set for April 5

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:10
DOVER (March 27, 2014) – Prior to the start of Delaware’s 2014 spring turkey season, youths aged 10 to 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters will have a special one-day turkey hunt opportunity on Saturday, April 5. Youth and disabled hunters will continue to be able to hunt turkeys on private property and state wildlife areas, with hunting this year also allowed on state forest lands.

Volunteers still needed for 23rd annual Christina River Cleanup on April 12

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:51
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 26, 2014) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara encourages volunteers to join the Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several of its tributaries on Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until noon at 12 sites throughout northern New Castle County. Due to other activities that day, the City of Newark will hold its cleanup from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter March 11 to 17

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:43
DOVER (March 21, 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 March 11-17 made 613 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 22 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 17 citations.

Delaware Conservation Districts promote upcoming 2014 Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:27
DOVER (March 24, 2014) – The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts joins the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in celebrating the 59th year of National Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 27-May 4, with this year’s theme, “DIG DEEPER: Mysteries in the Soil.” Stewardship Week is one of the largest annual programs to promote conservation.

New “Venture Outdoors Fest” for young adults

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:30
WILMINGTON (March 24, 2014) – Get outside and choose an adventure at Delaware State Parks’ “Venture Outdoors Fest,” a new event that will be held on May 3 and 4 at Brandywine Creek State Park.

Delaware Forest Service offers Trees for the Bay in partnership with DNREC 2014 rain barrel program

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:23
DOVER (March 24, 2014) – In partnership with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s rain barrels program, the Delaware Forest Service is inviting residents of Delaware communities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to “buy a rain barrel … get a free tree” through the Forest Service’s “Trees for the Bay” program.

DNREC-DelDOT-sponsored rain barrel art contest winners named; entries displayed at Delaware Ag Museum in April

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:28
DOVER (March 21, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Department of Transportation have selected finalists in a rain barrel painting contest sponsored by the two agencies as a fun way to educate communities on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to close Nanticoke Wildlife Area road to vehicular traffic due to ongoing problems with dumping and vandalism

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:35
LAUREL (March 21, 2014) – Beginning Friday, March 28, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife will be installing gates and closing an unpaved cross road connecting Phillips Landing Road with Sharptown Road through the Robert L. Graham Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel. The area continues to attract illegal activity including trash dumping and vandalism despite increased signage and public notification and increased law enforcement presence.

Heels & Wheels: Delaware Walk & Bike Summit

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:42
NEWARK (March 21, 2014) – For the first time ever, recreational trail users and active trail transportation commuters are gathering together for the Heels and Wheels Delaware Walk & Bike Summit 2014.The summit, designed to bring walkers, hikers, bicycle and mountain bike riders, and runners together for an educational conference, is being held at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in Newark.

Delaware Dept. of Justice, representing DNREC Secretary O’Mara, serves Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC with state’s first Chronic Violator Complaint

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 08:38
DOVER (March 21, 2014) – After repeatedly disregarding environmental compliance orders and flouting other regulatory requirements from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC, a resource recovery and recycling facility in Camden, has been served by the Delaware Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office with the state’s first Chronic Violator Complaint. The complaint seeks $8.3 million in restitution