Limiting exposure: DNREC to cap visitors to state parks, wildlife areas

DOVER — With Delawareans already three weeks into Gov. John Carney’s stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic and the weather beginning to warm up, many people are itching to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air for a change. The problem is it seems too many people have been doing that […]

DNREC to limit number of state park visitors

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced Thursday it will take steps when necessary to limit the numbers of visitors within state parks and wildlife areas, following recent crowding and public health concerns. Starting Friday, administrators of parks and wildlife areas will recommend to DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin that […]

DNREC campgrounds and playgrounds closing

DOVER — As part of precautions against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close its Delaware State Park campgrounds and playgrounds today and cancel campground reservations scheduled through May 15. Full refunds will be issued for reservations scheduled during that time. While state parks and wildlife areas […]

DNREC events canceled through May 15 but state parks to remain open

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, while maintaining operations and services as best as possible. Detailed information about events, meetings and online options is available at dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/coronavirus […]

Kent, Sussex coastal communities primed for beach protections

DOVER — Several coastal communities in Kent and Sussex counties along the Delaware Bay shoreline took one step closer to receiving added protections from damages caused by erosion, wave attack and inundation. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) commanding general and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the […]

Meetings begin to seek public input on climate change

DOVER — With public input sessions set to begin tonight to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy said most Delawareans believe climate change and sea-level rise are happening and a majority say the state should […]

DNREC accepting written comment on proposed Mountaire decree

DOVER – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is accepting until March 2 written comment on the proposed consent decree with Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc., to resolve spray irrigation/land application permit violations cited by DNREC in a Nov. 2, 2017 notice of violation. On Feb. 1, DNREC published a notice of lodging […]

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 […]