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DNREC seeks public input on improving state’s air quality using settlement funds from Volkswagen lawsuits

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Air Quality DNREC

DNREC has learned from federal officials that Delaware can anticipate approximately $9 million from an Environmental Mitigation Trust established through partial settlement of lawsuits against the automakers Volkswagen and Audi for installing emissions “defeat devices” on vehicles in violation of the federal Clean Air Act. The Division of Air Quality will hold a public meeting Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the State Street Commons Building, 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904, on Delaware’s proposed environmental mitigation plan from the settlement.




Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boating safety course

Date Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DOVER – The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education within DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard,” a March 19-25 nationwide campaign to prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating safety course.




Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 6-12

Date Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between March 6-12 made 1,000 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 15 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 16 citations.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife unveils interactive shellfish aquaculture map for the Inland Bays

Date Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s shellfish aquaculture program has posted an interactive online map that provides site-specific information helpful for selecting shellfish aquaculture lease locations in the Inland Bays.




Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmation of Shawn Garvin

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Categories:  DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

“Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for confirming Shawn Garvin to Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. We need to continue to protect Delaware from the threats of climate change, to work with our farmers to help them operate in more environmentally friendly ways, and to invest outside, […]




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