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Redden Forest picnic area closed due to illegal activity

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service is closing a picnic pavilion and adjacent parking lot at Redden State Forest due to persistent criminal activity at the site, located on the Jester Tract at Camp Road and Redden Road north of Georgetown, Sussex County.

Designed by Delaware’s first state forester William S. Taber and constructed by conservation work crews in 1936, the rustic pavilion has now become a magnet for lewd conduct, drugs, and other offenses that have occasionally startled and kept away other visitors. While agency officials have no specific timetable for reopening, they plan to use the closure period for renovations and security upgrades that could again allow for public access at the site.




Secretary Scuse announces appointment of Short, Bounds as deputy secretaries of agriculture

Date Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse today announced the appointment of Austin Short and Kenny Bounds as deputy secretaries of agriculture.




Cat owners urged to make sure vaccinations are up to date

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Public Health

  DOVER – Delaware cat owners are being advised to make certain that their pets’ vaccinations are up to date to protect against disease after three cases of feline distemper, also called feline panleukopenia, were recently reported by a Dover-area veterinary clinic. The three reported cases occurred in two six-month-old kittens and one adult cat. […]




Farmers Richard and Keith Carlisle honored for service to Delaware agriculture

Date Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Brothers Keith and Richard Carlisle, who have been farming near Greenwood since the 1960s, were jointly honored for their service and contributions Thursday evening, presented with the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service to Delaware Agriculture.




Gov. Markell recognizes leadership, service of Delaware agriculture leaders

Date Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Gov. Jack Markell has presented the Order of the First State to two noted Delaware agricultural leaders and public servants, Bob Garey of Felton and Bill Vanderwende of Bridgeville.




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