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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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.




Delaware boaters asked to help map recreational boating activity in Mid-Atlantic Ocean via survey

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

Delaware recreational boaters have been asked to play a prominent role in helping to map future recreational Atlantic Ocean use by participating in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Boater Survey. The survey is being conducted via the mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) to gain valuable and viable information about recreational boating activities throughout the region.




Gov. Markell, cabinet secretaries join Delmarva Wellnet to celebrate success of food-scrap recycling program REPLENISH

Department of Agriculture | Department of Justice Press Releases | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee joined Delmarva Wellnet Foundation-EDEN Delmarva members to celebrate the success of the foundation’s food recycling project REPLENISH.




DNREC and DelDOT announce project to build trail connector to protect pedestrian and bicyclists in White Clay Creek State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

NEWARK (May 20, 2013) – Construction will begin this week on a connector that will join two existing trail facilities within the White Clay Creek State Park along Hopkins Road, as part of Governor Jack Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Initiative. The purpose of the project is to create safer conditions for hikers, bicycle […]







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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.




Delaware boaters asked to help map recreational boating activity in Mid-Atlantic Ocean via survey

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

Delaware recreational boaters have been asked to play a prominent role in helping to map future recreational Atlantic Ocean use by participating in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Boater Survey. The survey is being conducted via the mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) to gain valuable and viable information about recreational boating activities throughout the region.




Gov. Markell, cabinet secretaries join Delmarva Wellnet to celebrate success of food-scrap recycling program REPLENISH

Department of Agriculture | Department of Justice Press Releases | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara and Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee joined Delmarva Wellnet Foundation-EDEN Delmarva members to celebrate the success of the foundation’s food recycling project REPLENISH.




DNREC and DelDOT announce project to build trail connector to protect pedestrian and bicyclists in White Clay Creek State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

NEWARK (May 20, 2013) – Construction will begin this week on a connector that will join two existing trail facilities within the White Clay Creek State Park along Hopkins Road, as part of Governor Jack Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Initiative. The purpose of the project is to create safer conditions for hikers, bicycle […]