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  • Governor Markell signs bill declassifying and updating fines for certain hunting, fishing and boating offenses At Wilmington’s DuPont Environmental Education Center, as DNREC Secretary David S. Small and Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine looked on, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that changes more than three dozen less severe environmental offenses associated with wildlife, hunting, fishing and boating from environmental misdemeanors to environmental violations and exempts these violations from being included in state criminal history records.2014-09-02 15:29:28
  • Delaware beaches again land distinction as No. 1 in nationPutting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality.2014-07-02 13:07:47
  • Cape Henlopen State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversaryCape Henlopen State Park turns 50, and there will be plenty of activities to mark the milestone occasion.2014-06-26 11:37:54
  • Governor’s Statement on Confirmation of David Small as Next DNREC SecretaryThe Delaware Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of David Small to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, succeeding Secretary Collin O’Mara whose tenure will end after this legislative session. 2014-06-25 17:32:36
  • Unique Gordons Pond Trail opens at Cape Henlopen State ParkOn the eve of Cape Henlopen State Park’s 50th anniversary, hiking and biking trail fans, elected officials, park visitors and local residents today came out to celebrate the long anticipated official opening of the Gordons Pond Trail at the park. The new 3.2-mile trail is part of Governor Jack Markell’s Trails and Pathways Initiative, providing a key link in a 15-mile regional trail system connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach including the existing Junction and Breakwater Trail. 2014-06-19 11:38:31
  • Gov. Markell, Sens. Carper and Coons, Congressman Carney announce funding to increase resiliency of vulnerable Bayshore habitatsToday, Governor Jack Markell and Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney and DNREC Sec. Collin O’Mara announced that the state has received $6.9 million in federal funding to design and construct projects for Delaware Bay wetland and beach habitats that will minimize coastal flooding and enhance the resiliency of communities and ecosystems degraded by storms, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The funding will support Delaware’s efforts to protect lands, infrastructure, and communities along the Bayshore from future coastal storms and sea level rise.2014-06-19 11:00:22
  • EPA Highlights Delaware as Model for Reducing Power Plant PollutionVisiting a natural gas facility construction site adjacent to a utility-scale solar plant that represents part of Delaware’s effective effort to reduce power industry pollution, Governor Markell, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, and Delaware Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Collin O’Mara emphasized the environmental, health, and economic benefits of the EPA’s just-released plan to dramatically cut the nation’s carbon emissions and combat the effects of climate change.2014-06-05 14:56:10
  • Governor Will Nominate Experienced Environmental Leader to Cabinet PostGovernor Jack Markell announced he will nominate Deputy Secretary David Small to be Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). 2014-05-20 15:01:56
  • DNREC Secretary O’Mara Recruited to Lead National Wildlife FederationSecretary Collin O’Mara will conclude a five and a half year tenure leading Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) in July, after the completion of the Delaware General Assembly Session, when he will become President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).2014-05-01 15:25:13
  • Delaware ranked No. 4 among Bicycle Friendly StatesKicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, Delaware ranked No. 4 nationally, while placing No. 1 in the East and receiving 55.7 points out of 100.2014-05-01 15:11:47
  • Federal and state officials, conservation partners celebrate two $1M grants benefitting Delaware’s Bayshore and beyondAmong the lush fields and tidal marshland of Delaware’s Bayshore east of Dover, Delaware officials and conservation partners were joined by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Deputy Director Steve Guertin to celebrate the purchase, protection and conservation of the Vance Morris Tract – nearly 750 acres of key coastal Bayshore lands bordering the Ted Harvey Conservation Area. 2014-04-24 18:20:01
  • Heels & Wheels: Delaware Walk & Bike Summit For the first time ever, recreational trail users and active trail transportation commuters are gathering together for the Heels and Wheels Delaware Walk & Bike Summit 2014.2014-03-21 11:30:10
  • Public Listening Session on Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework set for Feb. 27 in Lewes; Public invited to provide input The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) invites the public to provide input on the Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Planning Framework by participating in a listening session. Delaware’s representatives to the MidA RPB will host a public listening session from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 at DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Services Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 199582014-02-18 12:26:15
  • Gov. Markell, Sec. O’Mara announce project to improve navigation of Murderkill River at Bowers Beach Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara announced the project that will improve safety and navigable access of the Murderkill River and nourish the eroding shoreline at South Bowers Beach. 2014-01-27 15:32:36
  • Delaware water quality to improve as a result of new wastewater system regulationsDelaware’s revised wastewater system regulations will become effective Jan. 11, 2014. The regulations keep pace with changes in technology for large and small systems, protect public health and reduce pollution in groundwater, streams, rivers and bays, helping Delaware to meet its goal of achieving clean water. The changes correspond to regulations in effect for the past four years in Delaware’s Inland Bays Watershed. They also protect homebuyers from acquiring malfunctioning septic systems. 2014-01-07 17:33:49


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