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Delaware sends wildfire crew to Great Basin region

Date Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Delaware is sending its second wildfire crew of the summer to the Great Basin region. Responding to a spike in wildfire activity in the West that has increased the National Fire Preparedness Level to 4 on a 5-point scale, Delaware has joined forces with neighboring Mid-Atlantic states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio) to dispatch five crews, a total of 100 firefighters, to battle fires in the Great Basin. The crews departed Harrisburg, PA for Salt Lake City on August 25. Delaware is now assigned to the Henry’s Creek Fire near Idaho Falls, Idaho.




Horse owners urged to make sure vaccinations are up to date

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis both spread by mosquitoes DOVER – Delaware horse owners are being advised to make certain their equines’ vaccinations are current to protect against the threat of two potentially fatal diseases. Unvaccinated horses suffer most severely from both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, which are spread by […]




WIC participants can now use WIC Farmers’ Market coupons at select Delaware farmers’ markets

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Agriculture Public Health

Participants in Delaware’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program can now use special coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at 11 Delaware farmers’ markets under a pilot program beginning this week.




Ash tree-killing insect confirmed in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect. The statewide impact is expected to be minimal, as ash trees make up only around two percent of Delaware’s tree stock and the state has been preparing for more than a decade. State forestry and plant health officials are providing advice to homeowners, municipalities and civic groups at de.gov/ashtrees.




Delaware wildfire crew returns after successful trip

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

Delaware’s wildland fire crew is returning to the First State after successfully battling wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The Delaware Forest Service dispatched the firefighters to Colorado on July 25. Their first assignment was assisting Colorado’s Bureau of Land Management on the 492-acre Milk Fire near Craig, Colorado. Next, they were sent by the Rocky Mountain Geographic Area Coordination Center to the 1,287-acre Tokewanna Fire near Mountain View, Wyoming. Finally, on August 4, they were dispatched to the 12,276-acre Whit Fire, located east of Yellowstone National Park near Cody, Wyoming.




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