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Collaboration leads to largest round of Delaware farmland preservation in several years

Date Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

“I am proud to announce the largest round of Delaware farmland permanently preserved through the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Program in the last several years. This is a result of federal funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and funding from both New Castle County and Kent County,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. More than 124,000 acres of Delaware farmland are now permanently preserved for future generations, with 3,039 acres of easements selected into the state’s preservation program.




Governor’s 2017 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award winners honored

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Categories:  Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

Governor Carney, along with DNREC Secretary Garvin and officials with the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts and the USDA, led a ceremony recognizing this year’s Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards honorees and signed a proclamation officially designating April 30-May 7 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week in Delaware.




Charter School of Wilmington Team A wins 2017 Delaware Envirothon state championship

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC

Charter School of Wilmington Team A won the 2017 Delaware Envirothon competition held April 27 at University of Delaware’s Webb Farm in Newark, marking the school’s 18th win in the event’s 22-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002.




Delaware announces new state apiarist

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that they have hired a new State Apiarist, Meghan McConnell, a native of Millville, NJ. In her position, Meghan will be inspecting bee colonies, conducting surveys for the presence of honey bee parasites, and is responsible for securing samples of suspect colonies to determine suitable measures to control and/or eradicate disease.




Eighteen Delaware sites awarded grants for urban agriculture and community gardens

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Agriculture

Eighteen Delaware urban agriculture and community garden projects are receiving support through a second round of funding designed to strengthen communities and improve nutrition.

The partnerships that have developed at the local and state around urban agriculture and community gardening have really helped to transform Delaware communities. The grants awarded this year totaled $27,671.74, with $17,671.74 from Delaware Department of Agriculture. New Castle Conservation District pledged the additional $10,000 match for New Castle County sites.





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