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State Legislators, DNREC Secretary Garvin Open 2017 Fort Delaware Season

Date Posted: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

Surrounded by children from the Delaware City Police Athletic League (PAL), State Senator Nicole Poore, State Representative Valerie Longhurst, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, representatives from the Delaware River and Bay Authority, and Ray Bivens, director of DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, today cut the ribbon to celebrate the start of the Forts Ferry Crossing service and the first day of 2017 season at the Civil War-era attraction, Fort Delaware.




Governor Carney’s Statement on President Trump’s Order to Review Offshore Drilling Restrictions

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor The Environment

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order that would review offshore drilling restrictions put in place by the Obama Administration: “President Trump’s order is disappointing, and would reverse important restrictions put in place by the Obama Administration,” said Governor Carney. “Delaware does not support any […]




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: April 17-23

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DOVER – 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 Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 17-23 made 1,355 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 97 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 37 citations.




U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper celebrates “Delaware Arbor Day” at Dover Air Force Base

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper joined public officials and schoolchildren to observe “Delaware Arbor Day” at Dover Air Force Base, which celebrated its 25th Year as a Tree City USA. The last Friday in April is commemorated as Arbor Day in the First State, an occasion to encourage tree planting and highlight the numerous benefits that trees provide: cleaner air and water, natural beauty, valuable wood products and food, reduced storm water runoff, and improved property values. The ceremony also honored the winners of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual school poster contest and included a ceremonial tree planting of an American holly (Ilex opaca), Delaware’s state tree.




Four Targeted in Pawn Shop Investigation Enter Guilty Pleas

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Also former non-profit executive director admits to theft Three men and a woman arrested as part of “Operation Golden Eye,” a multijurisdictional investigation by Delaware Department of Justice, Delaware State Police, United States Postal Service, and the Middletown Police Department, pled guilty for their part in the illegal practices of a Middletown pawn shop. Deputy […]





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