Social distancing is key when enjoying great outdoors

This past week was decent fishing up and down the state. It is great to see people getting out and getting some air. Social distancing is occurring in the fishing community. None of us want to fish next to anyone anyway. From freshwater to saltwater, there were a lot of people enjoying themselves. We have […]

DNREC closes public restrooms at all its locations

DOVER – While most state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to stay open for Delawareans during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order from Gov. John Carney, many amenities are closed. Current closures include campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and playgrounds, and now, public restrooms will be closed. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental […]

Great time to safely head out to fishing hole

Seems Old Man Winter wants another round and that is a good thing to keep people from moving around too much. However being outdoors is not only good for your health, it is good for your mentality — even if you are just sitting in the backyard. The key is social distancing and fishing, or […]

Local parks still open but with restrictions

DOVER — The outdoors seem like a great place to be right now. Social distancing isn’t as difficult to pull off with all those open spaces and fresh air. And while the people who run local parks do want you to get out and take advantage of the warmer weather, they are taking steps to […]

What to do outdoors during stay at home order

There is a lot of confusion about what you can and can’t do during a stay at home order, one of them is not lock yourself up in your house. Unless of course you have symptoms, then by all means stay home. I think we could all use a break in the outdoors and fortunately […]

Getting outdoors in the age of social distancing

Spring is here, the fish are showing up and the one thing you should be doing is social distancing yourself. Fortunately for us outdoorsy folks we prefer that distancing. Fishing and hunting are literally the original social distancing. No one likes to fish in a crowd and you certainly can’t hunt in one. The lone […]

No fees required at Delaware state parks until April 30

DOVER – To encourage Delawareans to be active outdoors and to provide space for activity during the coronavirus period, no fees will be charged or passes required for entrance to Delaware state parks and state wildlife areas, effective immediately until April 30. “Times are challenging and options are few, and this is an opportunity for […]

EPA awards multipurpose grants to Delaware

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the state of Delaware is among the nation’s states and Tribes to receive a portion of $21 million in Multipurpose Grants for addressing their environmental priorities. Three Delaware state agencies will use EPA’s multipurpose grant funding to complement existing environmental protection efforts. “EPA recognizes the important […]

DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 1

DOVER — The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will reopen for the 2020 season Wednesday, April 1. The center will be open in April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. The center’s 2020 schedule through September can be found on […]

Records Pond dam, fishing piers closing

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LAUREL — DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced that the dam and associated fishing access areas at Records Pond in Laurel will be closed to public use during reconstruction of the dam until the spring of 2021. Dam reconstruction is being coordinated by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). More information about the […]