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Annual Wade-In and issuing of Nanticoke River Report Card ‘grades’ set for Thursday, July 28 at Trap Pond State Park

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Categories:  Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Sussex County

LAUREL (July 26, 2016) – The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) in partnership with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship invites the public to join in celebration of the Nanticoke River and learn more about its current health and water quality issues at the annual Nanticoke Wade-In. This year’s event to be held Thursday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park near Laurel, also features the NWA releasing the 2015 Nanticoke River Report Card and announcing a new multi-year partnership with the Perdue Foundation that will benefit the river’s future.




Online registration now open for 2016 Delaware Coastal Cleanup volunteers

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Coastal Programs DNREC Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

Online volunteer registration has opened for the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.




Delaware wildfire crew headed to Rocky Mountains

Date Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service is sending a 20-person team of wildland firefighters to the Rocky Mountain region for a scheduled two-week assignment to battle wildfires for the National Interagency Fire Center. The crew departed Blackbird State Forest this morning and is headed to Denver, Colorado to be “pre-positioned” for a specific assignment.




DelDOT, DNREC begin reconstruction at Hearns Pond Dam near Seaford

Date Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Categories:  DelDOT Division of Fish and Wildlife Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC News Sussex County

State officials joined local residents for a briefing on the project to rehabilitate the aging Hearns Pond Dam and bring it into compliance with Delaware’s Dam Safety Regulations. The dam is the state’s top priority for improvements based on the risk to downstream communities and infrastructure should the dam fail.




Financial assistance for international market expansion still available for Delaware companies

Date Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016
Categories:  Department of State International Trade Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

The deadline for Delaware businesses to spend their grant award is September 30, 2016. State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grants are still available to small- and medium-sized companies looking to enter and develop markets overseas. The grant money is part of $276,741 awarded last year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help increase […]




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