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  Archives:  July 2018

Delaware Forest Service’s Ashley Melvin earns Gold Smokey Award

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ashley Melvin, the Delaware Forest Service’s education specialist who directs its successful Smokey Bear fire prevention program, received a Gold Smokey Award in Ohio recently at an annual meeting of state foresters. The award was presented to the Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact’s education committee, of which Delaware is a member. The compact is comprised of seven states including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In the world of wildfire prevention, there is no greater honor than to receive a Smokey Bear award, especially the national Gold Smokey award. These special awards are reserved for people or organizations that provide sustained, outstanding service, with significant program impact, in the wildfire prevention arena. Honorees demonstrate innovation, creativity, commitment and passion for wildfire prevention.




DNREC’s Auburn Heights Preserve hosts ‘Steamin’ Days’ on the first Sunday of every month through November

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation’s Auburn Heights Preserve takes visitors back in time to explore the age of steam as it hosts “Steamin’ Day,” 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, and continuing on the first Sunday of every month through November.




UPDATE: Victim identified from Saturday’s fatal personal watercraft accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced today that the victim in Saturday’s fatal boating accident off Little Assawoman Bay in Sussex County has been identified as Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, 53, of Bethesda, Md.




AG Denn Takes Actions To Prevent Distribution of Online Files for 3-D Printed Firearms

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018

Attorney General Matt Denn Monday sent a cease-and desist letter to Defense Distributed ordering it not to allow access within Delaware to downloadable plans for a 3-D gun that the company was planning to make available this week. Attorney General Denn also said he was exploring a lawsuit against the company. In addition, Attorney General […]




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating fatal personal watercraft accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a fatal boating accident involving personal watercraft (PWC) that occurred at approximately 1:41 p.m. today on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Sussex County.






  Archives:  July 2018

Delaware Forest Service’s Ashley Melvin earns Gold Smokey Award

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ashley Melvin, the Delaware Forest Service’s education specialist who directs its successful Smokey Bear fire prevention program, received a Gold Smokey Award in Ohio recently at an annual meeting of state foresters. The award was presented to the Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact’s education committee, of which Delaware is a member. The compact is comprised of seven states including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

In the world of wildfire prevention, there is no greater honor than to receive a Smokey Bear award, especially the national Gold Smokey award. These special awards are reserved for people or organizations that provide sustained, outstanding service, with significant program impact, in the wildfire prevention arena. Honorees demonstrate innovation, creativity, commitment and passion for wildfire prevention.




DNREC’s Auburn Heights Preserve hosts ‘Steamin’ Days’ on the first Sunday of every month through November

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation’s Auburn Heights Preserve takes visitors back in time to explore the age of steam as it hosts “Steamin’ Day,” 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, and continuing on the first Sunday of every month through November.




UPDATE: Victim identified from Saturday’s fatal personal watercraft accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced today that the victim in Saturday’s fatal boating accident off Little Assawoman Bay in Sussex County has been identified as Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, 53, of Bethesda, Md.




AG Denn Takes Actions To Prevent Distribution of Online Files for 3-D Printed Firearms

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018

Attorney General Matt Denn Monday sent a cease-and desist letter to Defense Distributed ordering it not to allow access within Delaware to downloadable plans for a 3-D gun that the company was planning to make available this week. Attorney General Denn also said he was exploring a lawsuit against the company. In addition, Attorney General […]




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating fatal personal watercraft accident in Sussex County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a fatal boating accident involving personal watercraft (PWC) that occurred at approximately 1:41 p.m. today on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Sussex County.