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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Governor Signs Law Bringing Economic and Environmental Benefits of Aquaculture to Delaware

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Governor Markell signed House Bill 160 to permit shellfish aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays, allowing the state to reap the economic benefits of a multimillion dollar industry while improving water quality in the bays.




Charter School of Wilmington Team Takes 7th Place at 2013 North American Envirothon in Montana

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013

A five-member team of high school students from Charter School of Wilmington took seventh place in the North American Envirothon, the continent’s largest high school environmental competition.




2013 Coastal Management Assistance Grants awarded by DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2013 Coastal Management Assistance Program grants, with this year’s focus on projects that involve sea level rise and SLR adaptation planning. More than $126,000 was awarded this year through funding made available to the Delaware Coastal Programs by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).




Fort Delaware Museum Theatre to present “Swallowing the Yellow Dog”

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fort Delaware State Park will offer a special museum theatre program debuting on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2:45 p.m., and on every weekend after that through Labor Day.

“Swallowing the Yellow Dog” presents the story of two Confederate prisoners mulling over one’s decision to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States. The presentation, written by Dale Jones of Making History Connections, was created using primary research information on prisoner life at the fort.




Nature Nook Opens at Dover Public Library

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013

The Nature Nook opens today at the Dover Public Library. The nook is a space for kids to learn and get excited about nature and the outdoors. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, the Children in Nature Task Force, and the Dover Public Library are collaborating on the project.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Governor Signs Law Bringing Economic and Environmental Benefits of Aquaculture to Delaware

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Governor Markell signed House Bill 160 to permit shellfish aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays, allowing the state to reap the economic benefits of a multimillion dollar industry while improving water quality in the bays.




Charter School of Wilmington Team Takes 7th Place at 2013 North American Envirothon in Montana

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013

A five-member team of high school students from Charter School of Wilmington took seventh place in the North American Envirothon, the continent’s largest high school environmental competition.




2013 Coastal Management Assistance Grants awarded by DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013

DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2013 Coastal Management Assistance Program grants, with this year’s focus on projects that involve sea level rise and SLR adaptation planning. More than $126,000 was awarded this year through funding made available to the Delaware Coastal Programs by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).




Fort Delaware Museum Theatre to present “Swallowing the Yellow Dog”

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fort Delaware State Park will offer a special museum theatre program debuting on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2:45 p.m., and on every weekend after that through Labor Day.

“Swallowing the Yellow Dog” presents the story of two Confederate prisoners mulling over one’s decision to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States. The presentation, written by Dale Jones of Making History Connections, was created using primary research information on prisoner life at the fort.




Nature Nook Opens at Dover Public Library

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013

The Nature Nook opens today at the Dover Public Library. The nook is a space for kids to learn and get excited about nature and the outdoors. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, the Children in Nature Task Force, and the Dover Public Library are collaborating on the project.