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Updated: 5 weeks 6 days ago

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off event Saturday, Sept. 19 at Middletown DelDOT Yard

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:40
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Delawareans can recycle their old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge open temporarily through Oct 4

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:10
DOVER (Sept. 15, 2015) – Due to construction schedule changes, the second phase of dam repairs at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna is now scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 5, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The north parking lot and fishing footbridge will be open now through Sunday, Oct. 4, closing Oct. 5 through Oct. 30.

Open Space Council seeks public input for State Resource Areas from three workshops scheduled this month

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:22
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Open Space Council is seeking public input on the standards and criteria for State Resource Areas through a series of public workshops to be held under DNREC’s auspices September 21, 22 and 29 in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.

New Castle and Kent Conservation Districts to sponsor annual conservation poster contest

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:29
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – The Kent Conservation District and the New Castle Conservation District are sponsoring a conservation poster contest this fall with the theme “Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators.” The contest is open to students in public, charter, private or home schools.

Division of Parks and Recreation seeks public input on plans to extend hours on selected White Clay Creek State Park trails

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:21
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input on a proposed pilot program to extend trail hours on selected trails at White Clay Creek State Park. Made at the request of the White Clay Creek Advisory Council and the Delaware Trail Spinners, the proposed changes would allow for additional trail use in the fall, winter and spring.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Lewes

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 15:03
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management Section facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Laurel man arrested for OUI after boating accident on Nanticoke River

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 09:23
SEAFORD (Sept. 11, 2015) – A Laurel man was arrested early Thursday morning by Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol following a boating accident that ejected him and a passenger into the Nanticoke River west of Seaford.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Aug 31 to Sept 6

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 09:22
DOVER (Sept. 11, 2015) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe