Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker

Delaware News



  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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 […]




Delaware students compete in 2013 Junior Solar Sprint; Students designed, built and raced model cars powered by solar energy

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

With the roar of full-sized NASCAR racers in the background, more than 80 middle and junior high school students from 10 schools participated in Delaware’s 19th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Competition on Wednesday, May 15 near the Monster Monument at Dover International Speedway in Dover. DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate organized the event to educate students about renewable energy and the environment through a creative and exciting competition.




Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Thursday, May 23 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 10 a.m. – noon Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the DelDot Felton/Farmington room, 800 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.




Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvesting

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Effective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.




State awarded $1 million federal grant to protect critical lands in the Delaware Bayshore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than 800 acres of valuable coastal lands in the Delaware Bayshore, will be conserved and protected thanks to a federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


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 […]




Delaware students compete in 2013 Junior Solar Sprint; Students designed, built and raced model cars powered by solar energy

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

With the roar of full-sized NASCAR racers in the background, more than 80 middle and junior high school students from 10 schools participated in Delaware’s 19th Annual Junior Solar Sprint Competition on Wednesday, May 15 near the Monster Monument at Dover International Speedway in Dover. DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate organized the event to educate students about renewable energy and the environment through a creative and exciting competition.




Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Thursday, May 23 in Dover

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013

The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 10 a.m. – noon Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the DelDot Felton/Farmington room, 800 Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.




Northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, closed to shellfish harvesting

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Effective immediately, the northwest portion of Love Creek, a tributary of Rehoboth Bay, is closed to all commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara signed the Secretary’s Order after routine water quality sampling of shellfish harvesting areas in and around Love Creek found an increase in the level of an indicator bacteria in these waters. NOTE: Shellfish include clams, oysters and mussels; the harvest of crabs is not affected by this closure.




State awarded $1 million federal grant to protect critical lands in the Delaware Bayshore

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than 800 acres of valuable coastal lands in the Delaware Bayshore, will be conserved and protected thanks to a federal grant awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.