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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Sea Level Rise Awareness Week Sept. 14 – 22 encourages citizens to take actions to reduce impacts of sea level rise and climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013

At the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, EPA Region 3 Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Nature Society Exec. Dir. Brian Winslow and Delaware Wild Lands Exec. Dir. Kate Hackett joined with environmental organizations to announce the kick-off of Delaware’s first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, Sept. 14 – 22. The week of activities, being sponsored by 14 Delaware environmental advocacy groups, was organized to raise awareness and encourage citizens to take actions to help reduce the potential impacts of sea level rise and climate change.




Horse with West Nile Virus recovering, doing well

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013

A Kent County horse has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Department of Agriculture announced today. The horse, which is recovering well, is Delaware’s first confirmed equine case of West Nile Virus since 2003, said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst, who urged equine owners to get their horses vaccinated.




ReCommunity’s Materials Recovery Facility celebrates grand opening; Delaware State-of-the-Art Recycling Center caps $15 million

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013

With today’s grand opening of ReCommunity’s 35th Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the largest pure-play recycling company in the United States launches into a 20-year agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate a state-of-the-art automated recycling facility that will serve Delaware statewide.




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.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Sea Level Rise Awareness Week Sept. 14 – 22 encourages citizens to take actions to reduce impacts of sea level rise and climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013

At the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, EPA Region 3 Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Nature Society Exec. Dir. Brian Winslow and Delaware Wild Lands Exec. Dir. Kate Hackett joined with environmental organizations to announce the kick-off of Delaware’s first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, Sept. 14 – 22. The week of activities, being sponsored by 14 Delaware environmental advocacy groups, was organized to raise awareness and encourage citizens to take actions to help reduce the potential impacts of sea level rise and climate change.




Horse with West Nile Virus recovering, doing well

Department of Agriculture | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013

A Kent County horse has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Department of Agriculture announced today. The horse, which is recovering well, is Delaware’s first confirmed equine case of West Nile Virus since 2003, said Delaware State Veterinarian Dr. Heather Hirst, who urged equine owners to get their horses vaccinated.




ReCommunity’s Materials Recovery Facility celebrates grand opening; Delaware State-of-the-Art Recycling Center caps $15 million

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013

With today’s grand opening of ReCommunity’s 35th Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the largest pure-play recycling company in the United States launches into a 20-year agreement with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) to operate a state-of-the-art automated recycling facility that will serve Delaware statewide.




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.