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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 3 hours 57 min ago

Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold Feb 23 public hearing on striped bass

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:46
DOVER (Feb. 23, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 on Delaware’s proposed options to reduce the recreational striped bass harvest by 25 percent as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The hearing will be held in DNREC’s auditorium in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Feb 9 to 15

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 07:25
DOVER (Feb. 20, 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 Feb. 9-15 made 670 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 10 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 14 citations.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Feb 2 to 8

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:40
DOVER (Feb. 13, 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 Feb. 2-8 made 603 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including six vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 11 citations.

Two downstate suspects arrested in Milford boat theft case

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:19
DOVER (Feb. 16, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers arrested two men on Feb. 13 in connection with the theft of two boats in Milford earlier this month.

Delaware artists invited to apply for DNREC Watershed Assessment rain barrel painting contest now through March 6

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:48
DOVER (Feb. 13, 2015) – DNREC’s Watershed Assessment and Management Section is now accepting applications from Delaware artists to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating the state on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Artists selected will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be prominently displayed in the public eye.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest now through March 5

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:24
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be put on prominent public display.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold Feb 23 public hearing on options to reduce recreational striped bass harvest

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:33
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 on Delaware’s proposed options to reduce the recreational striped bass harvest by 25 percent as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The hearing will be held in DNREC’s auditorium in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

New DNREC video “Mirror Lake: One year later” finds significant improvement in lake’s health

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:14
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) – A year after DNREC introduced a first-of-its-kind innovative cleanup plan for Dover’s Mirror Lake, the lake is showing recovery from contaminants and impacted sediment, and rebounding environmentally

Community Involvement Advisory Council to meet Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Smyrna

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:52
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) – The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Smyrna State Service Center, 200 South Dupont Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Feb. 18 in Dover

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:51
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2015) - The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901, starting with a council workshop in Conference Room 220.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan 26 to Feb 1

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 14:30
DOVER (Feb. 6, 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. 26-Feb. 1 made 1,084 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 10 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 23 citations.

2015 Delaware Fishing Guide is now available statewide and online

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 15:30
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new 2015 Delaware Fishing Guide has arrived with a colorful splash, with distribution to fishing license agents throughout the state, including sporting goods, bait & tackle and hardware stores. Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide, along with their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and can check it out online too.

Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers for 2015 frog monitoring

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:38
DOVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than just a sign of spring’s arrival. This familiar sound is also a call to volunteers across the state to participate in the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP). The Division will hold an orientation meeting for volunteers from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, located at 4876 Hay Point Landing Road/Route 9 east of Smyrna.