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  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 15-21To 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 May 15-21 made 2,244 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 187 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 86 citations.2017-05-26 14:01:34
  • For a safer Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise: Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterwaysFor the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix – and that boat operators with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher risk facing charges for operating under the influence (OUI), as well as putting themselves, their passengers and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk.2017-05-25 13:55:13
  • Think twice before ‘rescuing’ young wildlifeWhether in their backyards or while taking a walk outdoors, Delawareans are likely to encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely that their mothers are watching over them somewhere nearby. The Division of Fish & Wildlife would like to remind well-meaning Delawareans that when encountering young wildlife, regardless of species, the best thing people can do is to leave the animals alone.2017-05-25 11:29:21
  • DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 3As part of activities for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 3-11, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Akridge Scout Reservation in Camden and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear. 2017-05-25 11:24:04
  • DNREC reports nine piping plover pairs incubating nests at Cape Henlopen’s Point and Fowler BeachWith summer just around the corner, beachnesting birds are in full breeding mode, with piping plover and American oystercatcher nests increasing their Delaware numbers and least terns making nest scrapes.2017-05-24 11:06:15
  • DNREC advises on newborn fawns: What you need to know – and what you should and should not do if you ‘find’ themFawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with the majority of fawns being born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year, during this time, well-meaning Delawareans make calls to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife because they think they’ve found “abandoned” fawns.2017-05-24 10:59:49
  • DNREC kicks off National Safe Boating Week May 20-26 in LewesWith summer just ahead, boaters soon will be heading out on the water, many of them for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of boating season. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to practice safe boating, not just over the big holiday weekend, but throughout the year.2017-05-19 16:02:20
  • DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 8-14To 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 May 8-14 made 2,398 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 94 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 16 citations. 2017-05-19 14:37:11
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to begin treating downstate ponds for nuisance aquatic weedsWith inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will begin annual treatment of downstate public-access ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds this week. Ponds to be treated this year are Tubmill Pond near Milford, Wagamons Pond in Milton and Millsboro Pond.2017-05-18 09:46:03
  • DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 20The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its eighth annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring arrival of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the center, located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford, DE 19963, near Slaughter Beach. Admission is free.2017-05-17 15:32:21
  • New DNREC YouTube Channel video tells story of Mispillion Harbor RestorationA new video premiering on DNREC’s YouTube Channel offers a look at ongoing beach restoration work to restore and protect vital wildlife habitat along the shoreline at Mispillion Harbor on Delaware’s Bayshore east of Milford.2017-05-17 11:37:09
  • Victim identified from Sunday’s fatal boating accident in Delaware RiverThe victim in Sunday’s fatal boating accident on the Delaware River has been identified as Frank Montana IV, 40, of Penns Grove, N.J., according to DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police.2017-05-15 17:18:41
  • DNREC’s final tally: Almost 1,000 volunteers collected more than 17 tons of trash at 26th annual Christina River CleanupThe numbers are in for the 26th Annual Christina River Cleanup: The nearly 1,000 volunteers who recently turned out for the event collected more than 17 tons of trash from the river and its tributaries, including more than 300 discarded tires, an air conditioner, part of a prosthetic leg, a bucket seat from a van and a cash register box.2017-05-15 16:18:12
  • DNREC seeks volunteers to monitor state’s bat populationDNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife's training for “bat spotting” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 19 at DNREC’s Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC), located at 2520 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.2017-05-15 14:49:40
  • DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 1-7To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between May 1-7 made 4,630 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 32 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 11 citations.2017-05-13 07:23:34



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