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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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Westin Wilmington Hotel certified for Delaware’s Green Lodging Program

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:09
DOVER (March 23, 2015) – The Westin Wilmington Hotel has been certified for Delaware’s Green Lodging Program after implementing best conservation and pollution prevention practices at the hotel’s location on the Wilmington Waterfront.

2015 Mosquito Control season begins with spraying wooded wetlands

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:02
DOVER (March 23, 2015) – DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section begins its annual spring woodland-pool spraying today, treating wooded wetlands near select populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. About 8,000 forested acres that produce large numbers of early season mosquitoes will be strategically sprayed to treat immature aquatic larval stages, using larvicides applied by helicopter and possibly aircraft.

Lower interest rate, longer repayment terms offered by DNREC, Public Health for clean water and drinking water projects

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:58
DOVER (March 20, 2015) – Clean water and drinking water project loans are now available at a reduced interest rate and for extended repayment terms through the Delaware Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, March 25 in Dover

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:04
DOVER (March 20, 2015) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at the Dover Grotto Pizza, 1159 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

Upstate trout season to open April 4 in six New Castle County streams

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:43
DOVER (March 19, 2015) – Delaware’s spring 2015 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Portions of six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County – White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek – will be stocked and ready with thousands of rainbow and brown trout, including some trophy-sized fish.

DNREC YouTube Channel features new Delaware Climate Impact video

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:54
DOVER (March 19, 2015) – Delaware confronts climate change and faces the challenge of preparing for it in a new video airing this week on the DNREC YouTube Channel.

Two men arrested for heroin possession near Wilmington State Parks

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:00
WILMINGTON (March 17, 2015) – Delaware State Parks Rangers arrested two men Monday and charged them with possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespassing after finding 146 bags of heroin inside their vehicle within Wilmington State Parks.

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off set for Saturday, March 21 at Georgetown DelDOT Yard

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:20
DOVER (March 17, 2015) – DNREC is again rolling out an opportunity for Delaware residents to recycle their old tires by way of a Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, March 21, rain or shine, from 8: a.m. until 2 p.m.