News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 4 hours 46 min ago
GREENVILLE (April 1, 2014) – Delaware students from around the state will meet at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville on Thursday, April 10 to compete in the 19th annual Delaware Envirothon. Eighty-five students, representing nine high schools, will compete for more than $5,700 in college scholarships and cash awards. Registration for the competition begins at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
NEWARK (April 1, 2014) – Delaware’s spring 2014 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, with six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County – White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek – stocked and ready with thousands of trout, including some trophy-sized fish.
DOVER (April 1, 2014) – Depending upon weather conditions, DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section will start its annual spring woodland-pool spraying this week, treating wooded wetlands near select populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Between 4,000 and 7,000 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 fixed-wing aircraft.
DOVER (March 28, 2014) – Delaware’s spring 2013 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 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.
DOVER (March 28, 2014) – 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between March 18-24 made 420 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 18 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents issued 15 citations.
DOVER (March 27, 2014) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program, you’ll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.
DELAWARE CITY (March 28, 2014) – The Interpretive staff at Fort DuPont State Park will conduct a walking tour of the park at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The tour includes a discussion of how many of the buildings on the grounds have been used over time and plans for adaptive reuse of the site in the future.