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Online registration now open to volunteers for 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Date Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017
Categories:  DNREC

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16.




DNREC closes recreational shellfish harvest in north Delaware Bay due to undertreated wastewater from Kent County treatment plant

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Water Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today directed the Kent County wastewater treatment plant to take immediate action to correct an ongoing discharge of undertreated effluent that prompted the Secretary to issue an emergency order for the closure of recreational shellfishing in the Delaware Bay north of the entrance to the Mispillion Inlet. The emergency closure impacts only the harvest of bivalve molluscan shellfish – clams, oysters and mussels – and does not affect the legal harvest of other shellfish species such as crabs and conchs.




DNREC Secretary’s Order approves issuance of permits for construction and operation of City of Rehoboth Beach ocean outfall

Date Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Categories:  DNREC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today signed an order enabling the City of Rehoboth Beach to move forward with construction of an outfall that will discharge the city’s treated wastewater into the Atlantic Ocean, eliminating the largest remaining point source discharge into Delaware’s Inland Bays.




New DNREC YouTube Channel video tells story of Mispillion Harbor Restoration

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

A new video premiering on DNREC’s YouTube Channel offers a look at ongoing beach restoration work to restore and protect vital wildlife habitat along the shoreline at Mispillion Harbor on Delaware’s Bayshore east of Milford.




DNREC’s final tally: Almost 1,000 volunteers collected more than 17 tons of trash at 26th annual Christina River Cleanup

Date Posted: Monday, May 15th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

The numbers are in for the 26th Annual Christina River Cleanup: The nearly 1,000 volunteers who recently turned out for the event collected more than 17 tons of trash from the river and its tributaries, including more than 300 discarded tires, an air conditioner, part of a prosthetic leg, a bucket seat from a van and a cash register box.




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