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Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract Renamed in Honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis

Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 20, 2022) – At a bill signing ceremony held at the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadow Tract, Governor Carney signed Senate Bill 328, renaming the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract the “Bruce C. Ennis Tract” in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis. The Ennis Tract covers 456 acres with open meadows, forested trails, […]




Delaware Sends Wildfire Crew to Northern California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Delaware Forest Service mobilized a 19-person wildfire crew from Blackbird State Forest to northern California. The crew will travel cross-country to join other wildfire crews to battle blazes as the number of wildfires in the area continue to grow, sparked by hot, dry, and windy weather combined with an unstable atmosphere, creating lightning-caused fires.




Funding Available for Tree-Planting Projects

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

State agencies and non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) status have until July 1 to submit funding request proposals for reforestation projects through the Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI).




Gov. Carney Celebrates 150th Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, May 6, 2022

Governor John C. Carney, Jr. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day at Rehoboth Elementary School by spotlighting his “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative” in a ceremony attended by members of the General Assembly, state and local officials, schoolchildren, and their families. Governor Carney recognized two of Delaware’s 14 Tree City USA communities – the City of Rehoboth Beach for 31 years and Dover Air Force Base for 30 years – and also honored student winners in the annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. The event culminated with the planting of 10 new native trees on the school campus. Photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNDjt




Allen Frear Elementary Student Wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Lilly Bartlett, a fifth-grader from Allen Frear Elementary School in Camden, is the overall winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s competition attracted almost 9,500 entries from more than 75 schools. The theme – “Trees Are Terrific…for Today and Tomorrow!” – highlights the long-lasting impact of planting a tree and the many benefits it provides for the future. Since 1872, Arbor Day has been observed as a special day to plant trees and celebrate their many benefits!  2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the first Arbor Day in Nebraska. The complete gallery of winners is at de.gov/arbordaypostercontest







  Category: Forest Service


Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract Renamed in Honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis

Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TOWNSEND, Del. (September 20, 2022) – At a bill signing ceremony held at the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadow Tract, Governor Carney signed Senate Bill 328, renaming the Blackbird State Forest’s Meadows Tract the “Bruce C. Ennis Tract” in honor of Senator Bruce C. Ennis. The Ennis Tract covers 456 acres with open meadows, forested trails, […]




Delaware Sends Wildfire Crew to Northern California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Delaware Forest Service mobilized a 19-person wildfire crew from Blackbird State Forest to northern California. The crew will travel cross-country to join other wildfire crews to battle blazes as the number of wildfires in the area continue to grow, sparked by hot, dry, and windy weather combined with an unstable atmosphere, creating lightning-caused fires.




Funding Available for Tree-Planting Projects

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Forest Service | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

State agencies and non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) status have until July 1 to submit funding request proposals for reforestation projects through the Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI).




Gov. Carney Celebrates 150th Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

Department of Agriculture | Department of Education | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Friday, May 6, 2022

Governor John C. Carney, Jr. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day at Rehoboth Elementary School by spotlighting his “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative” in a ceremony attended by members of the General Assembly, state and local officials, schoolchildren, and their families. Governor Carney recognized two of Delaware’s 14 Tree City USA communities – the City of Rehoboth Beach for 31 years and Dover Air Force Base for 30 years – and also honored student winners in the annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. The event culminated with the planting of 10 new native trees on the school campus. Photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNDjt




Allen Frear Elementary Student Wins Arbor Day Poster Contest

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | News | Urban and Community Forestry | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Lilly Bartlett, a fifth-grader from Allen Frear Elementary School in Camden, is the overall winner of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest. This year’s competition attracted almost 9,500 entries from more than 75 schools. The theme – “Trees Are Terrific…for Today and Tomorrow!” – highlights the long-lasting impact of planting a tree and the many benefits it provides for the future. Since 1872, Arbor Day has been observed as a special day to plant trees and celebrate their many benefits!  2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the first Arbor Day in Nebraska. The complete gallery of winners is at de.gov/arbordaypostercontest