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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police assist in search for missing windsurfer who was found safe on shore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

DEWEY BEACH – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to a report from Dewey Beach seasonal police officers of an overdue windsurfer who went missing on Rehoboth Bay Thursday evening after embarking from Towers Road Bayside in Dewey Beach. The uninjured missing male windsurfer was located at 7:45 a.m. today at Bay City off Long Neck, and was subsequently transported to his vehicle by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers. The windsurfer, who was outfitted with required safety equipment including a lifejacket and whistle, indicated to Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police that the sail disconnected from his board and could not be reset, and that his whistle was unheard while he was on the water, resulting in him floating for about six hours from his starting location to Bay City, where he was able to safely reach shore.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 30-Oct. 6 made 1,603 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academies graduate 59 students

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

This year’s DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academy program was a huge success, with 59 students completing the academies’ curriculum the past summer. Now in its fourth year, the popular program is geared to students ages 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, with a focus on acquiring or enhancing boating, fishing, and hunting skills.




DNREC-sponsored 12th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to celebrate Delaware natural treasures Oct. 19

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Blackbird Creek Reserve will be holding their 12th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19 on the Delaware Bayshore Byway.




Delaware’s Native Species Commission to meet Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Delaware’s Native Species Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Room 220 at the Kent County Administrative Building.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police assist in search for missing windsurfer who was found safe on shore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

DEWEY BEACH – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to a report from Dewey Beach seasonal police officers of an overdue windsurfer who went missing on Rehoboth Bay Thursday evening after embarking from Towers Road Bayside in Dewey Beach. The uninjured missing male windsurfer was located at 7:45 a.m. today at Bay City off Long Neck, and was subsequently transported to his vehicle by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers. The windsurfer, who was outfitted with required safety equipment including a lifejacket and whistle, indicated to Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police that the sail disconnected from his board and could not be reset, and that his whistle was unheard while he was on the water, resulting in him floating for about six hours from his starting location to Bay City, where he was able to safely reach shore.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 30-Oct. 6 made 1,603 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academies graduate 59 students

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

This year’s DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academy program was a huge success, with 59 students completing the academies’ curriculum the past summer. Now in its fourth year, the popular program is geared to students ages 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, with a focus on acquiring or enhancing boating, fishing, and hunting skills.




DNREC-sponsored 12th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival to celebrate Delaware natural treasures Oct. 19

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Blackbird Creek Reserve will be holding their 12th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19 on the Delaware Bayshore Byway.




Delaware’s Native Species Commission to meet Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Delaware’s Native Species Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Room 220 at the Kent County Administrative Building.