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New online tool to assess community tree canopy in Delaware

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) has unveiled a new online tool that uses geographic information systems (GIS) software to help cities, towns, and neighborhoods to measure and increase their community tree canopy percentage. The link is: de.gov/treecanopy

Developed by the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s GIS specialist Jimmy Kroon, the tool covers the entire First State: municipalities as well as homeowner associations and neighborhoods can assess their current level of tree cover as a starting point to explore opportunities to plant new trees and maintain their existing ones.




Delaware to Participate in National Criminal Justice Reform Project

Date Posted: Monday, March 27th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Council Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County News Office of the Governor Sussex County

Efforts will focus on reducing recidivism, improving substance abuse & mental health treatment for offenders WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware has been selected to participate in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project – an initiative led by the National Governors Association and the National Criminal Justice Association Center for […]




Merriken is Delaware’s 2017 “Tree Farmer of the Year”

Date Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service Kent County Sussex County

Leslie Merriken received Delaware’s 2017 “Tree Farmer of the Year” award for her extensive work in forestry conservation and education at the Delaware Forestry Association’s annual meeting in Bridgeville. The honor recognizes landowners who practice exceptional management and promote sustainable forestry.

The American Tree Farm System was established in 1941 and is one of the oldest forest landowner organizations. Delaware’s first Tree Farm was certified in 1959; today there are more than 200 Tree Farms covering over 20,000 acres.




Governor Carney Presents Budget Reset Plan for Fiscal Year 2018

Date Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Department of Finance Governor John Carney Kent County New Castle County News Office of Management and Budget Office of the Governor State Budget Sussex County

Long-term plan addresses Delaware’s structural budget challenges DOVER, Del. – Governor Carney on Thursday presented his plan to close a $385 million structural budget shortfall and balance the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget through an equal mix of budget reductions and new revenues. Governor Carney’s budget proposal – combined with the plan to study long-term […]




Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 18 special events during April 2017

Date Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

Highlights include the Slave Dwelling Project, America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers, and programs on Delaware’s Dutch heritage.




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