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DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police unveil new Operation Game Theft mobile outreach unit

DNREC News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:31
DOVER (Sept. 24, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small and Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates, along with NRP officers, today unveiled their new mobile multimedia outreach unit for Operation Game Theft,

Illegal waterfowl hunting investigation concludes with three arrests in Lewes area

DNREC News - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:30
LEWES (Sept. 25, 2015) – An investigation into illegal waterfowl hunting in the Lewes area by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers culminated in the arrests Sept. 18 of three Sussex County men.

Traffic advisory for Delaware Seashore State Park Saturday, Sept. 26 during MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser

DNREC News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:32
LEWES (Sept. 23, 2015) – Delaware Seashore State Park will host the annual MS Society’s “Bike to the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26, requiring a rerouting of traffic entering and leaving the park from late morning through mid-afternoon, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today.

Delaware adopts date changes in recreational black sea bass season

DNREC News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:18
DOVER (Sept. 23, 2015) – DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Secretary’s Order that formally adopts an open season for Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishery that ran May 15 through Sept. 21, and from Oct. 22 through Dec. 31. The changes keep Delaware’s tidal finfish regulations consistent with final federal recreational black sea bass season regulations published in June.

“Arts in the Estuary” celebration set for Sept. 26 at St. Jones Reserve

DNREC News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:00
DOVER (Sept. 22, 2015) – The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is holding “Arts in the Estuary,” an event celebrating National Estuary Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover

Vehicle flips into C&D Canal; reckless driving charge for Dover man

DNREC News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:06
ST. GEORGES (Sept. 22, 2015) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responding to a report Tuesday afternoon of an overturned vehicle in the C&D Canal found a 2004 Honda Accord that had run off a dirt road, striking a telephone pole then crashing over riprap along the canal banks before ending up partially submerged in the canal.

Delaware State Parks honored as top state parks system in nation by winning NRPA gold medal

DNREC News - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:18
DOVER (Sept. 22, 2015) – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation (Delaware State Parks) has won the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in the state parks systems category.

Little Mill Creek flood reduction project completed in Wilmington

DNREC News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 16:11
WILMINGTON (Sept. 21, 2015) – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, DNREC Secretary David Small, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, and New Castle County Executive Thomas Gordon were joined by state legislators and members of the local business community to celebrate the completion of the Little Mill Creek Flood Risk Management project in Wilmington.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Sept 7 to 13

DNREC News - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 15:31
DOVER (Sept. 18, 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. 7-13 made 1,095 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public, including 145 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 39 citations.

DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces new solar incentives for the Delmarva Power Green Energy Fund

DNREC News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 14:38
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2015) – Beginning Sept. 21, the Green Energy Fund for Delmarva Power & Light (DPL) customers will implement new solar incentives, DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate announced today. The Green Energy Fund provides grants to DPL customers for small scale solar and geothermal installations. All applications received on or after Sept. 21 will be reviewed under the new incentive levels.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold Sept 22 public hearing on proposed regulation for reporting harvest of gray foxes and other wildlife

DNREC News - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 09:45
DOVER (Sept. 18, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public hearing on proposed state wildlife regulation changes, including the required reporting of harvested gray foxes. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the DNREC Auditorium, Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Seven Delaware communities awarded assistance grants to improve resiliency to coastal hazards and climate change

DNREC News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:04
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Seven Delaware communities have been awarded Coastal Management Assistance Program grants totaling $75,000 from DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs through funding from the Office of Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware hunters for photo contest

DNREC News - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 13:50
DOVER (Sept. 17, 2015) – With Delaware’s hunting seasons already open or opening soon, might you be pointing your camera afield in the months ahead, perhaps catching a hunter in a duck blind or deer stand or otherwise pursuing their favorite game animal or bird? If so, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites you to enter the 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest.

DNREC’s next scrap tire recycling drop-off event Saturday, Sept. 19 at Middletown DelDOT Yard

DNREC News - Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:40
DOVER (Sept. 16, 2015) – Delawareans can recycle their old and disused tires by way of another DNREC Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will be held at the Middletown DelDOT Maintenance Yard, 5369 Summit Bridge Road, Middletown, DE 19709.

Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge open temporarily through Oct 4

DNREC News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 16:10
DOVER (Sept. 15, 2015) – Due to construction schedule changes, the second phase of dam repairs at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna is now scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 5, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The north parking lot and fishing footbridge will be open now through Sunday, Oct. 4, closing Oct. 5 through Oct. 30.

Open Space Council seeks public input for State Resource Areas from three workshops scheduled this month

DNREC News - Tue, 09/15/2015 - 15:22
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Open Space Council is seeking public input on the standards and criteria for State Resource Areas through a series of public workshops to be held under DNREC’s auspices September 21, 22 and 29 in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.

New Castle and Kent Conservation Districts to sponsor annual conservation poster contest

DNREC News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:29
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – The Kent Conservation District and the New Castle Conservation District are sponsoring a conservation poster contest this fall with the theme “Local Heroes - Your Hardworking Pollinators.” The contest is open to students in public, charter, private or home schools.

Division of Parks and Recreation seeks public input on plans to extend hours on selected White Clay Creek State Park trails

DNREC News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:21
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is seeking public input on a proposed pilot program to extend trail hours on selected trails at White Clay Creek State Park. Made at the request of the White Clay Creek Advisory Council and the Delaware Trail Spinners, the proposed changes would allow for additional trail use in the fall, winter and spring.

Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Lewes

DNREC News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 15:03
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2015) – Delaware’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management Section facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Laurel man arrested for OUI after boating accident on Nanticoke River

DNREC News - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 09:23
SEAFORD (Sept. 11, 2015) – A Laurel man was arrested early Thursday morning by Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police and charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol following a boating accident that ejected him and a passenger into the Nanticoke River west of Seaford.