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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 4 hours 22 min ago

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: May 6-12

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 07:53
Agents responded to 31 complaints and issued 29 citations, five of which were related to increased Fish and Wildlife Enforcement presence at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and associated recreational trail currently under construction.

Heronry and Wetlands Programs set for May 24

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 16:00
DELAWARE CITY (May 14, 2014) – Fort Delaware State Park and Port Penn Interpretive Center are hosting two, free special events on Saturday, May 24. Both focus on the marshland of Pea Patch Island, which the heronry shares with Fort Delaware.

Delaware State Parks to offer Kids to Parks Day

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:32
DOVER (May 14, 2014) – Delaware State Parks, along with children, families, teachers, cities and towns are gearing up for this year's Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide day of outdoor play to be held this Saturday, May 17. The idea behind Kids to Parks Day and helping children discover the outdoors coincides with Delaware State Parks Delaware Outdoor Family programs in conjunction with the Children In Nature initiative.

Cape Henlopen State Park announces annual beach closure to protect first piping plover nests of the season

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 14:17
LEWES (May 14, 2014) – Delaware beachnesting bird monitors discovered the first piping plover nests of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park last week, with one at Gordons Pond and two on the Point. All three pairs are now incubating their nests. Since it is early in the season, more nests are expected in both locations.