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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware beaches again land distinction as No. 1 in nation

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality.




Cape Henlopen State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cape Henlopen State Park turns 50, and there will be plenty of activities to mark the milestone occasion.




Governor’s Statement on Confirmation of David Small as Next DNREC Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Delaware Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of David Small to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, succeeding Secretary Collin O’Mara whose tenure will end after this legislative session.




Unique Gordons Pond Trail opens at Cape Henlopen State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

On the eve of Cape Henlopen State Park’s 50th anniversary, hiking and biking trail fans, elected officials, park visitors and local residents today came out to celebrate the long anticipated official opening of the Gordons Pond Trail at the park. The new 3.2-mile trail is part of Governor Jack Markell’s Trails and Pathways Initiative, providing a key link in a 15-mile regional trail system connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach including the existing Junction and Breakwater Trail.




Gov. Markell, Sens. Carper and Coons, Congressman Carney announce funding to increase resiliency of vulnerable Bayshore habitats

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today, Governor Jack Markell and Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney and DNREC Sec. Collin O’Mara announced that the state has received $6.9 million in federal funding to design and construct projects for Delaware Bay wetland and beach habitats that will minimize coastal flooding and enhance the resiliency of communities and ecosystems degraded by storms, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The funding will support Delaware’s efforts to protect lands, infrastructure, and communities along the Bayshore from future coastal storms and sea level rise.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware beaches again land distinction as No. 1 in nation

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality.




Cape Henlopen State Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cape Henlopen State Park turns 50, and there will be plenty of activities to mark the milestone occasion.




Governor’s Statement on Confirmation of David Small as Next DNREC Secretary

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Delaware Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of David Small to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, succeeding Secretary Collin O’Mara whose tenure will end after this legislative session.




Unique Gordons Pond Trail opens at Cape Henlopen State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

On the eve of Cape Henlopen State Park’s 50th anniversary, hiking and biking trail fans, elected officials, park visitors and local residents today came out to celebrate the long anticipated official opening of the Gordons Pond Trail at the park. The new 3.2-mile trail is part of Governor Jack Markell’s Trails and Pathways Initiative, providing a key link in a 15-mile regional trail system connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach including the existing Junction and Breakwater Trail.




Gov. Markell, Sens. Carper and Coons, Congressman Carney announce funding to increase resiliency of vulnerable Bayshore habitats

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of the Governor | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today, Governor Jack Markell and Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney and DNREC Sec. Collin O’Mara announced that the state has received $6.9 million in federal funding to design and construct projects for Delaware Bay wetland and beach habitats that will minimize coastal flooding and enhance the resiliency of communities and ecosystems degraded by storms, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The funding will support Delaware’s efforts to protect lands, infrastructure, and communities along the Bayshore from future coastal storms and sea level rise.