Coast Day 2020 will move to a virtual format this year

LEWES — The Delaware Sea Grant College Program at the University of Delaware invites people interested in learning more about coastal scientific research and how Sea Grant engages with the community in a meaningful way to join the first virtual Coast Day taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Since […]

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle rescued at Cape Henlopen

LEWES – Responders from the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) rescued an adult female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Wednesday morning. The sea turtle was one of many strandings on Wednesday due to the effects of the tropical storm. The turtle had been flailing in the rough surf near the Navy Jetty in Cape […]

Sandhill Fields opens Wednesday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Through the forest, the natural beauty extends beyond the eight athletic fields, six pickleball courts, picnic pavilions, walking trail, tot lot playground and other amenities. Sandhill Fields, a $6.5 million private/public project that will officially open to the public Wednesday, features a tale of the trail. “That is my pride and joy,” said […]

First State BMX in Milford: two-wheeled fun for everyone

MILFORD — First State BMX is the only BMX racing track on the Delmarva Peninsula, and people flock to Milford from far and wide to bike around the bumps, berms and rollers of tightly packed dirt. “We have riders from Wilmington and Newark all the way down to Dagsboro and Millsboro,” said Kimberly Hill of […]

Delaware Coastal Cleanup to run through September

DOVER — The Delaware Coastal Cleanup campaign launched Tuesday and will run throughout September. Delawareans and visitors are encouraged to pick up trash in their neighborhoods and nearby parks, on beaches and along waterways. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ask volunteers to clean up debris, like cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned […]

Delaware Coastal Cleanup is now underway

DOVER – The Delaware Coastal Cleanup campaign launched today and will run throughout September, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. Delawareans and visitors were encouraged to pick up trash in their neighborhoods and nearby parks, on beaches and along waterways to help Keep DE Litter Free. DNREC asked volunteers to clean […]

Take special precautions when tying own flies

The cooler nights are great. Combined with the hot days, that makes for an interesting combo at the beach. I have to keep more clothes in the truck this time of year. The evening cooldown combined with a full day of sun can really wear on you. Mostly I have been stuck at the shop […]

Eastern portions of Prime Hook Creek to close

MILTON — The easternmost three miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from Sept. 1 through March 15, 2021, for safety concerns due to hunting of teal in September in the adjacent Prime Hook (State) Wildlife Area, hunting on federal and state areas during the three seasonal splits […]

Delaware hunting season begins soon

DOVER — Hunters in Delaware can start their 2020-21 hunting season in one week. Sept. 1 is the opening day of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer and resident Canada goose hunting seasons. People can hunt teal beginning Sept. 12 and gray squirrel beginning Sept. 15. The first split of dove season runs until Oct. […]

DNREC to hold workshops on climate change

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is holding a series of virtual public workshops on climate change and greenhouse gas during September and October. There will be four different workshops, with the first focusing on greenhouse gas. It will be offered on two separate occasions but content will be the same. […]