News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 1 week 2 days ago
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – A five-member team of high school students from Charter School of Wilmington took seventh place in the North American Envirothon, the continent’s largest high school environmental competition. The announcement was made during the closing ceremony of the weeklong competition, held Aug. 4-9 on and near Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., and sponsored by Canon U.S.A.
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – 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. Beginning Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 30, Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Indian River South Inlet Day Area and Fenwick Island State Park will be guarded 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DNREC issues order requiring Homalite to stop unsafe storage practices of extremely hazardous chemical
DOVER (Aug. 22, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has issued an order that requires the Homalite Division of Brandywine Investment Group, Inc. to comply with Delaware’s laws and regulations governing extremely hazardous substances and accidental release prevention.
DELAWARE CITY (Aug. 21, 2013) – Fort Delaware State Park will host a special presentation, “African-American Fort Delaware Uncovered,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
DNREC Fish and Wildlife announces Sportsmen Against Hunger deer donation coolers ready for 2013-2014 season
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife again will lead the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season, and DNREC’s deer coolers are ready to receive donations.
Print, online versions of new hunting maps for state wildlife areas available now for 2013-2014 seasons
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2013-2014 hunting seasons, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
Send your best summer and fall shots of anglers to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Fishing Photo Contest
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – With summer winding down and fall fishing weather just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to take great photos of anglers enjoying the outdoors and submit them to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest before the Oct. 15 deadline.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – First State Heritage Park will feature close-to-home, end-of-summer fun this Labor Day weekend. Visitors of all ages can start the holiday with a Friday evening lantern tour and enjoy more First State Heritage Park activities on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day Monday.
WILMINGTON (Aug. 21, 2013) – The Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park will host the second annual Pawpaw Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun activities.
DOVER (Aug. 19, 2013) – The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced that the 2014 Delaware Wetlands Conference will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover.
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – 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. 6-13 made 1,014 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 169 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks.