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Oct 31 deadline fast approaching for Division of Fish and Wildlifes annual Fishing Photo Contest

DNREC News - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:00
DOVER (Oct. 12, 2015) – With the Oct. 31 deadline fast approaching, Delaware photographers are encouraged to submit their best photos of anglers in action to the 2015 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest, sponsored by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife. The winning photo will be featured on the cover of or prominently placed inside the 2016 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

Holts Landing State Park boat ramp to close Monday, Oct. 12 for construction of new expanded ramp

DNREC News - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:41
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2015) –The boat ramp at Holts Landing State Park will be closed from Monday, Oct. 12 through early next year for construction of a new double-lane concrete ramp,

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 21 through 27

DNREC News - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:30
DOVER (Oct. 2, 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 Natural Resources Police

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 28 to Oct 4

DNREC News - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:29
DOVER (Oct. 9, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 28-Oct. 4 made 770 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, and issued eight citations.

DuPont Nature Center closed for winter reopening April 1 2016

DNREC News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 16:26
SLAUGHTER BEACH (Oct. 5, 2014) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve has closed for the winter, and will reopen Friday, April 1, 2016 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Special waterfowl deer and turkey hunting days for youth and disabled hunters announced

DNREC News - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 13:58
DOVER (Oct. 6, 2015) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated four future Saturdays as special waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 on both public and private lands statewide. Non-ambulatory disabled hunters can also take advantage of these additional hunting opportunities on the deer and turkey dates, but federal requirements do not allow their participation in the special waterfowl hunts.

Gov. Markell announces launch of Environmental Literacy Plan

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:21
DOVER (Oct. 5, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell announced today the completion of the Delaware Environmental Literacy Plan (ELP), a major component of his Children in Nature Initiative. The announcement coincides with the month of October, which he designated in 2010 as Children in Nature Month.

Division of Fish and Wildlife announces new names for two wildlife areas

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:08
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – With hunters and other wildlife area visitors heading out to enjoy fall weather, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that two wildlife areas have undergone name changes since last hunting season.

Print and online versions of new hunting maps for state wildlife areas available now for 2015 2016 seasons

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:06
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2015/2016 hunting seasons, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps and area-specific regulations are also available online at Delaware Hunting Maps.

New deer stands available to disabled hunters on Old Furnace Wildlife Area in Sussex County

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:59
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – Two new deer stands with access stairs instead of ladders on Old Furnace Wildlife Area near Seaford are available for use by deer hunters with disabilities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The stands also feature wider dimensions and are placed along a level path close to an interior access road with handicap parking centrally located between the two stands.

Delawares Wildlife Action Plan submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service for review

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:57
DOVER (Oct. 5, 2015) – Delaware’s Wildlife Action Plan (DEWAP) for 2015-2025, two years in the making through a wide range of partnerships and public input, has been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge to close Oct.5 through 30 for second phase of dam repairs

DNREC News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:54
DOVER (Oct. 2, 2015) – The north parking lot and fishing footbridge at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna will close for the second phase of dam repairs Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 30, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The north parking lot and fishing footbridge will be open this weekend through Sunday, Oct. 4.

Delaware State Parks closures ahead of expected severe weather, Hurricane Joaquin arrival include campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Trap Pond

DNREC News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 17:17
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has begun notifying campers at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park (Indian River Inlet) and Trap Pond State Park near Laurel that campgrounds in the three parks will close at 8 a.m. Friday because of severe weather expected ahead of the possible arrival of Hurricane Joaquin.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council meeting set for Wednesday, Oct. 14 in Dover

DNREC News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:29
DOVER (Oct. 1, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a public hearing, followed by a council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kent County Administrative Complex, Conference Room 220, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

DNREC accepting applications for Wastewater Asset Management Incentive Program, with proposals due by Nov. 9

DNREC News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:21
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – DNREC’s Environmental Finance is accepting asset management proposals from county and municipal governments for the Wastewater Asset Management Incentive Program.

Tickets still available for Kent Conservation Districts 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct 9

DNREC News - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:37
DOVER (Sept. 29, 2015) – Tickets are still available for the Kent Conservation District’s 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser, to be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday evening, Oct. 9. The rompin', stompin' event will be held at the Harrington Fire Company.

DNREC issues penalties to Bayhealth’s Kent General Hospital and to St. Francis Hospital for hazardous waste violations

DNREC News - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 14:55
DOVER (Sept. 28, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued Notices of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Orders to Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent General Hospital and St. Francis Hospital for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management.

DNREC hosts Reclaim Our River, Nanticoke Series guided nature walk and celebration Saturday, Oct. 3

DNREC News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 17:26
SEAFORD (Sept. 25, 2015) – Chapel Branch Nature Area will be the setting Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a nature walk that marks the final event in the 2015 Reclaim Our River (ROR), Nanticoke Series, a program offering monthly events, workshops and recreational activities aimed at raising water quality awareness in the Nanticoke Watershed.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 14 to 20

DNREC News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:52
DOVER (Sept. 25, 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 Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 14-20 made 1,580 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 188 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 53 citations.

DNREC files complaint and consent order against Mountaire Farms for wastewater permit violations

DNREC News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:40
DOVER (Sept. 25, 2015) – DNREC has filed a complaint in Sussex County Superior Court against Mountaire Farms, Inc. for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations at the poultry producer’s Selbyville facility.