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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordon’s Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced. The nest was found late last week, and when last observed, contained three eggs.




State awarded $1 million federal grant to protect critical lands in the Delaware Bayshore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than 800 acres of valuable coastal lands in the Delaware Bayshore, will be conserved and protected thanks to a federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.




DNREC Falcon Cam update: Four chicks, all fit and outfitted with bands for future flight and fate

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The four peregrine falcon chicks given starring roles on the DNREC Falcon Cam – sponsored by the Delaware Ornithological Society and DuPont’s Clear Into the Future initiative – were outfitted for their own ornithological future this week. They were banded Tuesday by the US Fish & Wildlife Service so as to enable the gathering of biological and biographical data from them as they spread their wings into adulthood.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordon’s Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced. The nest was found late last week, and when last observed, contained three eggs.




State awarded $1 million federal grant to protect critical lands in the Delaware Bayshore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than 800 acres of valuable coastal lands in the Delaware Bayshore, will be conserved and protected thanks to a federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.




DNREC Falcon Cam update: Four chicks, all fit and outfitted with bands for future flight and fate

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The four peregrine falcon chicks given starring roles on the DNREC Falcon Cam – sponsored by the Delaware Ornithological Society and DuPont’s Clear Into the Future initiative – were outfitted for their own ornithological future this week. They were banded Tuesday by the US Fish & Wildlife Service so as to enable the gathering of biological and biographical data from them as they spread their wings into adulthood.