Gov. Markell signs Senate Bill 261 establishing dedicated funding for DNREC’s waterway management operations and responsibilitiesDELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK (July 22, 2016) – Today at the Indian River Marina with DNREC Secretary David Small, legislators, and members of the Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee looking on, Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that establishes a dedicated and sustainable funding source for the state’s waterway management operations. Sponsored by Senator Gerald Hocker and Representatives Ronald Gray and Ruth Briggs King, Senate Bill 261 allocates increased revenue from the state’s boat registration program to a newly-created Waterway Management Fund for the exclusive support of Delaware’s waterway management operations, as directed by DNREC, to keep channels open and safe for boaters.2016-07-22 12:52:19
Amended Delaware Regulations Governing Beach Protection and Use of Beaches go into effect Aug. 11DOVER (July 22, 2016) – Final amendments to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Beach Protection and the Use of Beaches – that implement legislative changes to the state’s Beach Preservation Act and clarify and codify the process for construction to help preserve the state’s fragile dune and beach system – will go into effect Aug. 11.
The amendments, pursuant to 7DE Admin. Code §5102, were approved July 15 in an order signed by DNREC Secretary David Small, and will be submitted to the State of Delaware’s Register of Regulations for publication Aug. 1.
DNREC at the 2016 Delaware State FairDelaware's DNREC is once again right in the middle of the annual Delaware State Fair, offering more environmental displays more State Parks presentationsand gamees and prizes for kids of all ages.2016-07-20 12:04:08
Public invited to an open house July 20 on draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action PlanDNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invite ocean stakeholders and the interested public to attend an open house to consider a draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The open house is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at The Virden Retreat Center, University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.2016-07-15 16:14:05