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  • DNREC hosts video premiere of ‘Delaware Bayshore Forever’ at the State FairHARRINGTON – Today at the Delaware State Fair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin welcomed Governor John Carney, DNREC conservation partners and guests to the DNREC Building’s theater for the premiere of “Delaware Bayshore Forever,” a new video produced for DNREC by Michael Oates and Jeanne Covert of 302 Stories, Inc. The 12-minute video takes viewers on a land and aerial tour of the Bayshore’s important ecological, economic, cultural, and historic resources, as well as featuring some of the people who care deeply about the region’s unique natural and cultural heritage, and depend upon its rich and abundant resources. 2017-07-27 16:54:56
  • Governor Carney joins DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin in presenting DNREC Awards in Delaware State Fair ceremonyHARRINGTON – Today at the Delaware State Fair, Governor John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored 30 Delawareans of all ages for their environmental leadership, innovation and dedication. “This afternoon, we recognized a broad cross section of Delawareans who contribute to the conservation of our natural resources and the stewardship of our environment,” said Secretary Garvin. “We congratulate these volunteers, artists, organizers, photographers, and anglers – conservationists and environmentalists all – for their work that brought us here today, and look forward to their future contributions.” 2017-07-27 15:58:49
  • Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section for 2017 West Nile virus monitoringThe DNREC Mosquito Control Section asks the public to help monitor West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus.2017-07-27 13:45:05
  • Two classes of students graduate from DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Basic Youth AcademyTwo classes of students, their families, officers, and instructors recently celebrated the end of week-long training programs from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s Basic Youth Academies, with graduation ceremonies at DNREC’s Hunter Education Center in Little Creek and Cabela’s in Newark.2017-07-26 09:15:02
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 10-16Natural Resources Police officers made 3,720 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public between July 10-16, including 413 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 62 citations. 2017-07-21 14:05:19
  • Make an ‘ECOnnection’ with DNREC at this year’s Delaware State FairWith the 2017 Delaware State Fair throwing open the gates today for its fun-filled 10-day run (Thursday, July 20 thru Saturday, July 29), DNREC is again right in the middle of the annual extravaganza – with an array of environmental displays in a newly-climate-controlled State Fair building, and game prizes to be won by kids of all ages for showing their knowledge about the state's natural resources and environment.2017-07-20 08:20:59
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 3-9To 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 July 3-9 made 3,346 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 800 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 128 citations.2017-07-14 10:41:31
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 26-July 2To 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 June 26-July 2 made 5,466 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 877 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 103 citations. 2017-07-07 11:44:14
  • DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces partial closures at three wildlife areas for restoration projectsRestoration activities within the Augustine Wildlife Area’s Lang Impoundment and Little Creek Wildlife Area’s main impoundment have begun, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.2017-07-03 15:33:22
  • DNREC seeks public’s reporting of Delaware wild turkey sightings for 2017 surveyDNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is asking the public to assist with the state’s 8th annual wild turkey survey by helping identify locations where the birds are successfully reproducing in Delaware. 2017-06-30 16:33:29
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new youth divisionFishing offers an outstanding opportunity to enjoy Delaware’s great outdoors and spend quality time with family. To add to the experience for anglers age 15 and under, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced a new youth division of the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament with smaller qualifying sizes for trophy fish than the tournament’s adult requirements.2017-06-30 16:28:30
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 19-25To 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 June 19-25 made 2,308 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 212 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 156 citations.2017-06-30 11:31:09
  • DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center announces family-friendly programs for JulyThe DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will host a variety of family-friendly programs during the month of July.2017-06-29 14:22:29
  • DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police make arrests for crabbing violations and crab pot theftsDNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two New Castle County men June 24, following an investigation into multiple crabbing and crab pot theft violations that occurred on Herring Creek in Sussex County.2017-06-27 16:07:51
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters and trappers about new license fees in effect July 1DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters and trappers that new hunting and trapping license fees will be in effect July 1.2017-06-27 11:40:32



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