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  Category: Department of Agriculture


All New Castle County Quarantined As Spotted Lanternfly Move South

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Effective July 1, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will quarantine New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa.




2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grants

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Grant Program has awarded more than $31,000 to fund nine community tree projects in all three counties. The program offers up to $5,000 in annual competitive matching grants for projects on public land and community open space, and grants are available to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofit organizations in the First State. Since the grant program began, Delaware’s urban and community forestry program has given over 575 grants totaling more than $1.75 million and planted more than 13,000 trees.




Delaware Senate confirms Collins to lead Aglands Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Through a virtual confirmation hearing, the Delaware Senate confirmed and appointed Mark Collins to lead the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees.




Delaware Aglands Program Ranks Second in the United States for Preserving Farmland

Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Delaware announces 24th consecutive round of easement selections for Aglands Program DOVER, Del.  — Delaware announced its 24th consecutive round of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. With the preservation of another 5,500 acres, Delaware has permanently preserved more than 139,000 acres of farmland for future generations. In a recent report by […]




Forest Campsites and Redden Lodge to Stay Closed

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020

Effective June 1, outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people will be permitted at Delaware’s state forests, subject to compliance with the Division of Public Health’s “Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings.”

While the state’s ban on short-term rentals will be lifted on June 1, camping at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest, as well as the Redden Lodge, will be closed to the public until further notice. Plans are underway to implement a new online, fee-based reservation system expected to be operational later this summer. There is no fixed date on the launch of the new system, which will include the addition of two new camp sites each at both Blackbird and Redden.

The new system will also handle advance bookings for the popular and historic Redden Lodge. Users can make camping and lodge reservations for future dates, receive electronic confirmations, and make payments and receive refunds via credit card.







  Category: Department of Agriculture


All New Castle County Quarantined As Spotted Lanternfly Move South

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Effective July 1, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will quarantine New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa.




2020 Urban and Community Forestry Grants

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Grant Program has awarded more than $31,000 to fund nine community tree projects in all three counties. The program offers up to $5,000 in annual competitive matching grants for projects on public land and community open space, and grants are available to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofit organizations in the First State. Since the grant program began, Delaware’s urban and community forestry program has given over 575 grants totaling more than $1.75 million and planted more than 13,000 trees.




Delaware Senate confirms Collins to lead Aglands Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees

Department of Agriculture | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Through a virtual confirmation hearing, the Delaware Senate confirmed and appointed Mark Collins to lead the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees.




Delaware Aglands Program Ranks Second in the United States for Preserving Farmland

Department of Agriculture | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Delaware announces 24th consecutive round of easement selections for Aglands Program DOVER, Del.  — Delaware announced its 24th consecutive round of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. With the preservation of another 5,500 acres, Delaware has permanently preserved more than 139,000 acres of farmland for future generations. In a recent report by […]




Forest Campsites and Redden Lodge to Stay Closed

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020

Effective June 1, outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people will be permitted at Delaware’s state forests, subject to compliance with the Division of Public Health’s “Guidance on Outdoor Gatherings.”

While the state’s ban on short-term rentals will be lifted on June 1, camping at Blackbird State Forest and Redden State Forest, as well as the Redden Lodge, will be closed to the public until further notice. Plans are underway to implement a new online, fee-based reservation system expected to be operational later this summer. There is no fixed date on the launch of the new system, which will include the addition of two new camp sites each at both Blackbird and Redden.

The new system will also handle advance bookings for the popular and historic Redden Lodge. Users can make camping and lodge reservations for future dates, receive electronic confirmations, and make payments and receive refunds via credit card.