Wildlife and Freshwater Fish Council to meet in Dover

DOVER — Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will meet at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, January 28, in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s auditorium at 89 Kings Highway in Dover. For more information, including the meeting agenda, visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/Meeting/65286. For more information on Delaware […]

Delaware City awarded $150,000 for restoration work

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swales at the city’s community center. The funds will help Delaware City pave its Community Center parking […]

DNREC monitoring another Lewes wastewater system malfunction

DOVER — Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control staff were dispatched Thursday to the Lewes Wastewater Treatment Plant after Tidewater Utilities notified the department that the facility was once again forced to bypass stages of its treatment and discharge partially treated effluent into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal late Wednesday evening. The bypass lasted two […]

Camden resident captures DNREC fishing photo contest

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that Camden’s Dave Tally won the 2019 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest, for best portraying this year’s contest theme, “Get Out and Fish DE.” Mr. Tally’s winning photo of two anglers fishing on McColley Pond in Kent County, […]

Residents urged to recycle Christmas trees

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DOVER — After celebrating Christmas, residents are urged to recycle their trees, officials said. Yard waste recycling facilities are located around the state, and curbside recycling is an option. “Recycling Christmas trees has been an environmentally friendly tradition in the state for many years, and we hope that more Delawareans will continue that tradition this […]

DNREC extends survey deadline on state park improvements

FENWICK ISLAND — DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has extended the Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey deadline to Jan. 15, 2020, upgrades linked to a Danish company’s offshore wind farm proposal. DNREC’s extension from the original Dec. 2 deadline is to allow further input regarding proposed improvements to the park that are […]

Killens Pond State Park among those to offer free admission on Black Friday

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), invite the public to #OptOutside this Black Friday by visiting Delaware State Parks. This year, visitors can enjoy free entry to state parks on Black Friday, Nov. 29. The Brandywine Zoo is joining in on the outdoor fun and will also be waiving admission […]

Growing frustration over continued Woodland Ferry service outage

WOODLAND — Two state legislators — Republican state Reps. Tim Dukes of Laurel and Danny Short of Seaford — are joining a growing number of constituents in expressing frustration over the continued lack of progress in returning the Woodland Ferry to service. Operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the historic ferry transports vehicles […]

Commentary: Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

For a safer Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix. Boat operators who have consumed alcohol put themselves, their passengers, and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk, and boat operators found with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher will face charges […]

DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 3, Volunteers sought for spring cleanup day March 16

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will reopen Wednesday, April 3 after having been closed for the fall and winter. The center will be open in April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays […]

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