News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 2 hours 28 min ago
DOVER (Jan. 16, 2015) – 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 Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 5-11 made 716 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 73 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 18 citations.
DOVER (Jan. 15, 2015) – The end-of-January deadline draws near for submitting your great photos of a Delaware hunter in action to the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2014 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide to be published this summer.
DOVER (Jan. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce publication of its annual calendar, with each month for 2015 featuring a past Delaware Waterfowl or Trout Stamp winner from 1980-2012.
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – 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 Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 22-Jan. 4 made 1,010 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 108 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 52 citations.
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – The Advisory Council on Wildlife & Freshwater Fish has cancelled a special public meeting preliminarily scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 in Dover to address next steps for wildlife program revenues/fees and service delivery, the Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
DOVER (Jan. 12, 2015) – For the second year, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is offering an innovative program that enables local businesses to advertise on state beaches while supporting Beach Patrol lifeguards.
PORT PENN, Del. (Jan. 9, 2015) – A key coastal wetland property, part of the Thousand Acre Marsh near Port Penn, will be conserved through a $731,399 federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (NCWCG)
DOVER (Jan. 7, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife conservation staff and volunteers began working five years ago restore a four-acre ancient sand ridge forest in the Nanticoke Wildlife Area,
DOVER (Jan. 6, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Kelley Transport and Refuse, LLC for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing the transportation of solid waste. The Secretary’s Order calls for $10,000 penalty and cost recovery for the Department of $1,500.
DOVER (Jan. 5, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) concurring with an assessment by the City of Rehoboth Beach that an ocean outfall is the most environmentally and financially responsible alternative to the City’s current discharge of treated wastewater into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.
DOVER (Jan. 2, 2015) – With Delaware’s archery deer season continuing until Jan. 31 plus three more weeks of various firearm deer seasons coming up in January, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program gratefully accepts donated venison for processing and distribution to participating charitable groups who provide meals for hungry Delawareans.
DOVER (Dec. 30, 2014) – Delaware State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. The hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year by connecting with the outdoors on Jan. 1 at a state park close to home.
DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start or expand their recycling programs, DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program, with up to $500,000 in funding available for grant proposals.
DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – DNREC reminds Delawareans that holiday time is the right time to trim your “wasteline” while helping the environment – by recycling all those extra mail order boxes, gift-wrapped packages, tags and cards.