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2016 Arbor Day School Poster Contest winners

Date Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Rain Vasey, a 5th-grader at Water Girl Farm Academy in Lincoln, is the winner of the 2016 Arbor Day School Poster Contest. The Delaware Forest Service sponsors the contest for Delaware schoolchildren in grades K to 5 for all public, private, home, and charter schools. The winners receive a tree planting at their school, a gift card, a tree-themed book, and an invitation for them and their family to attend the State Arbor Day event with Governor Markell on May 12




Delaware Forest Service Awards 2016 Urban Forestry Grants

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

A total of 15 municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofits will receive almost $40,000 for community tree projects from the Delaware Forest Service’s 2016 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The program’s goal is to increase tree canopy, beautify community spaces, and promote the benefits of trees. In addition, the Delaware Forest Service also funded $10,799 in grants for tree planting projects within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, an effort to improve water quality by mitigating storm water run-off and reducing erosion and sedimentation.




21st Annual “Fire Camp” set for April 23 at Redden State Forest

Date Posted: Monday, April 18th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service’s 21st Annual Fire Camp will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Redden State Forest from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The intensive, one-day seminar is the capstone of the agency’s wildfire training program to certify its emergency firefighters to meet National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards.

In addition to completing an arduous “work capacity test” – which involves carrying a 45-pound pack over a three-mile course in less than 45 minutes – crew members will receive hands-on instruction in several key areas: wildfire suppression techniques, how weather affects fire behavior, crew mobilization and teamwork, water pump and chainsaw usage, and culminating with a “live” controlled burn fire situation.




Grants available to help farmers, agribusinesses with marketing, research and sales

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

More than $300,000 in federal grant funding is now available for projects to help produce, market or access Delaware-grown fruit, vegetables and certain other crops. The Delaware Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through June 3.




Delaware beekeepers can join BeeCheck protection program

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware beekeepers can now participate in a new online tool to help protect them from pesticides that may drift due to weather or wind.




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