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2018/19 Delaware Waterfowl and 2018 Trout Stamp winners announced

Date Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in the state’s Waterfowl and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of a pintail duck and a Golden Retriever by Daniel Allard of Marengo, Ohio, will grace the 2018/19 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and a painting of a brook trout by Eric Jablonowski of Suwanee, Ga., will adorn the 2018 Delaware Trout Stamp.




Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

Date Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

On March 1, the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park was closed for migratory and beach nesting shorebirds. The closed sections, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, were marked with PVC poles and twine with flagging for visibility. The closure benefits threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other wildlife. This week, the closure will be extended approximately 100 yards south toward the Point parking area crossing. In addition, another adjustment to the southern boundary may occur as early as May 14.




Famed ship Zuni/Tamaroa cleared by EPA, USCG to be sunk by Delaware and New Jersey as artificial reef addition

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC News

DOVER – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Zuni/Tamaroa, a World War II-era ship with a famed history at sea that continued into the 1990s, has been cleared by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Coast Guard for sinking onto the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef.




Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend

Date Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Categories:  Historical and Cultural Affairs News Sussex County

Celebration provides visitors with an opportunity to experience seafaring lives of adventure, romance, excitement and hardships, and to honor mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice.




Delaware fourth graders ‘Make a Splash’ and learn about protecting water resources

Date Posted: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Coastal Programs DNREC

More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in Wednesday’s Make a Splash festival, a DNREC-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources.





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