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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 9-15

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 9-15 made 1,360 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 16 citations. Officers responded to 43 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail.




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in January

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

For hunters still looking to harvest a deer, firearm deer seasons opening in January and continuing archery seasons, some extending into early February, provide the last chance to harvest deer during the 2019/20 hunting season.




FY2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Jan. 6 by DNREC Environmental Finance

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019

Environmental Finance within DNREC’s Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop.




DNREC’s Natural Resources Police deliver 585 toys to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Division of Community Affairs have delivered 585 toys.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC raises public awareness of Lewes WTTP effluent bypass discharge, closes Delaware Bay shellfish harvest areas

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control was notified Wednesday, Dec. 18 of equipment malfunctions at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that the facility operator, Tidewater Inc., was working to correct. Due to the nature of the affected equipment, the malfunction could not be expeditiously resolved, which required the Lewes WWTP to begin bypassing stages of its treatment, and begin discharging partially-treated wastewater effluent from the facility the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 9-15

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

DOVER – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 9-15 made 1,360 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 16 citations. Officers responded to 43 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail.




DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in January

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019

For hunters still looking to harvest a deer, firearm deer seasons opening in January and continuing archery seasons, some extending into early February, provide the last chance to harvest deer during the 2019/20 hunting season.




FY2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop Jan. 6 by DNREC Environmental Finance

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019

Environmental Finance within DNREC’s Office of the Secretary and the Division of Public Health will host a State Revolving Loan Fund public workshop.




DNREC’s Natural Resources Police deliver 585 toys to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Division of Community Affairs have delivered 585 toys.