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Smokey Bear celebrates 70th year by visiting over 90 Delaware schools

Date Posted: Monday, September 29th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

To honor October as “Fire Prevention Month,” Smokey Bear will visit over 90 Delaware schools to teach children that “only you can prevent wildfires.”
Ashley Peebles, trainer-educator for the Delaware Forest Service, oversees the annual Smokey Bear program, which reached almost 8,000 children last year. 2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of Smokey Bear’s introduction in 1944, which has evolved into the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history.




Delaware sends second wildfire crew to western United States

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

High-resolution images on Delaware Forest Service’s Facebook Photo Album DOVER – The Delaware Forest Service has sent a second wildfire crew to the western United States as 41 active large fires are burning over 700,000 acres across five western states, with most concentrated in California, Oregon, and Washington, with 10 each. So far this year, […]




Delaware Forest Service offering urban and community grants

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program is accepting applications for its 2014 grant program from municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified 501(c)(3) non-profit groups in Delaware.

Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 for either tree planting or tree management projects and require a 50-50 cost-share match in cash or in-kind services. Projects must be performed on public land and only one project in one category by each applicant is permitted. Applications will be judged on a competitive basis by a committee of the Delaware Community Forestry Council. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2014.




Painting series highlights Delaware’s oldest farms

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture and landscape artist Mark S. Reeve are partnering on a year-long project to preserve the images of historic First State farms.




Growing First State agricultural opportunity celebrated at Delaware State Fair

Date Posted: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Perdue Farms Chairman & CEO Jim Perdue, and DuPont Pioneer representatives celebrated a venture today that is increasing economic opportunity for Delaware farmers and creating healthier foods for consumers. In remarks at the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Education Building, officials and company executives shared the successes and plans for future growth of DuPont Pioneer’s Plenish brand high-oleic soybean oil, a soy-based trans fat-free alternative for food companies and for foodservice operators.





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