- Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordon’s Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced. The nest was found late last week, and when last observed, contained three eggs.
May 21, 2013
- Delaware boaters asked to help map recreational boating activity in Mid-Atlantic Ocean via surveyDelaware recreational boaters have been asked to play a prominent role in helping to map future recreational Atlantic Ocean use by participating in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Boater Survey. The survey is being conducted via the mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) to gain valuable and viable information about recreational boating activities throughout the region.
May 20, 2013
- Gov. Markell, cabinet secretaries join Delmarva Wellnet to celebrate success of food-scrap recycling program REPLENISHGovernor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee joined Delmarva Wellnet Foundation-EDEN Delmarva members to celebrate the success of the foundation’s food recycling project REPLENISH.May 20, 2013
- DNREC and DelDOT announce project to build trail connector to protect pedestrian and bicyclists in White Clay Creek State ParkNEWARK (May 20, 2013) – Construction will begin this week on a connector that will join two existing trail facilities within the White Clay Creek State Park along Hopkins Road, as part of Governor Jack Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Initiative. The purpose of the project is to create safer conditions for hikers, bicycle [...]May 20, 2013
- Delaware students compete in 2013 Junior Solar Sprint; Students designed, built and raced model cars powered by solar energyWith the roar of full-sized NASCAR racers in the background, more than 80 middle and junior high school students from 10 schools participated in Delaware’s 19th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Competition on Wednesday, May 15 near the Monster Monument at Dover International Speedway in Dover. DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate organized the event to educate students about renewable energy and the environment through a creative and exciting competition.
May 20, 2013
- Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Thursday, May 23 in DoverThe Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 10 a.m. - noon Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the DelDot Felton/Farmington room, 800 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.
May 20, 2013
- Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvestingEffective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.May 16, 2013
- State awarded $1 million federal grant to protect critical lands in the Delaware BayshoreMore than 800 acres of valuable coastal lands in the Delaware Bayshore, will be conserved and protected thanks to a federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.May 15, 2013
- DNREC Falcon Cam update: Four chicks, all fit and outfitted with bands for future flight and fateThe four peregrine falcon chicks given starring roles on the DNREC Falcon Cam – sponsored by the Delaware Ornithological Society and DuPont’s Clear Into the Future initiative – were outfitted for their own ornithological future this week. They were banded Tuesday by the US Fish & Wildlife Service so as to enable the gathering of biological and biographical data from them as they spread their wings into adulthood.
May 15, 2013
- Wilmington Peregrine Falcons again a full family unit after revitalized chick’s return to nest boxWith the recent return to the nest box of a chick that was artificially fed and cared for by human hand while it gained weight and strength to fend for itself in the box, the Wilmington Peregrine Falcons of DNREC Falcon Cam fame have regained the family dynamic as the four chicks prepare to fledge.May 14, 2013