DNREC Fish and Wildlife announces Sportsmen Against Hunger deer donation coolers ready for 2013-2014 season
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife again will lead the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season, and DNREC’s deer coolers are ready to receive donations.
Print, online versions of new hunting maps for state wildlife areas available now for 2013-2014 seasons
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations for each area are now available for the 2013-2014 hunting seasons, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
Send your best summer and fall shots of anglers to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Fishing Photo Contest
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – With summer winding down and fall fishing weather just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to take great photos of anglers enjoying the outdoors and submit them to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest before the Oct. 15 deadline.
DOVER (Aug. 21, 2013) – First State Heritage Park will feature close-to-home, end-of-summer fun this Labor Day weekend. Visitors of all ages can start the holiday with a Friday evening lantern tour and enjoy more First State Heritage Park activities on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day Monday.
WILMINGTON (Aug. 21, 2013) – The Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park will host the second annual Pawpaw Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun activities.
DOVER (Aug. 19, 2013) – The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship announced that the 2014 Delaware Wetlands Conference will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center in Dover.
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – 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 Aug. 6-13 made 1,014 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 169 vessel boardings for boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported in Delaware through DNREC sentinel chickens for first time since 2008
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – For the first time since 2008 Delaware has recorded a finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), after a sentinel chicken tested positive for the virus. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory confirmed the presence of the virus on Aug. 13. This finding occurred within a statewide network of 24 sentinel chicken stations administered by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section to help monitor for both EEE and West Nile virus.
Plastic carryout shopping bags should be returned to store collection bins, not put out for curbside recycling
DOVER (Aug. 16, 2013) – With every aspect of recycling in Delaware humming along, DNREC’s Recycling Team is emphasizing that plastic carryout shopping bags can gum up the works of the state’s recycling efforts if not properly disposed of. Clean carryout plastic bags should be returned to the retail and grocery stores where collection containers are provided, rather than put out for curbside pickup.
MILTON (Aug. 13, 2013) – On Aug. 10, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents responded to a report of shots fired at deer on Hudson Road in Milton.
DOVER (August 12, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has revoked the resource recovery facility permit for Mike Davidson Enterprises, LLC (MDE), west of Camden in Kent County. The permit allowed the facility to accept, process, and recycle construction and demolition waste.