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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Prepare to beat the heat as summer and higher temperatures arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

On this first day of summer, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Division of Public Health (DPH) of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) advise Delawareans to be prepared for extreme summer heat, while offering precautions for withstanding rising temperatures, and also what to do when you are involved in a heat-related incident.




Go Ape zip line Treetop Adventure opens at Lums Pond State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara joined State Representative. Valerie Longhurst, and other state and parks officials on the brand new zip lines at the new Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Lums Pond State Park. It’s the first zip line treetop adventure course in a state park on the East Coast; the first treetop adventure course in Delaware, and Go Ape’s first partnership with a state park. Under the public/private partnership, Go Ape and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation are offering Delawareans this unique outdoor adventure




Bridge-nesting peregrine falcon fledglings take a tumble but get helping hands toward survival

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A winning combination of citizen awareness, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service collaborated recently to rescue and subsequently return a pair of juvenile peregrine falcons to their nesting location on the St. Georges Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal after the birds had “crash-landed” on the bridge’s roadway while attempting their first flight.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: June 4-11; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal Conservation Area reminded to heed signs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013

To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents between June 4 and 11 made 1,649 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 83 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 38 complaints and issued 39 citations, 17 of which were associated with increased Fish and Wildlife Enforcement presence at the C&D Canal Conservation Area (formerly the C&D Canal Wildlife Area) and the associated recreational trail currently under construction.




Heavy rains prompt mosquito alert and advisory; DNREC Mosquito Control working to thwart big rise in numbers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013

Due to heavy rainfall Delaware has received in the last week – and with more rain forecast through the weekend – there will be plenty of surface water for the state’s mosquito species to lay their eggs with great numbers of mosquitoes expected to hatch in the near future.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Prepare to beat the heat as summer and higher temperatures arrive

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

On this first day of summer, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Division of Public Health (DPH) of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) advise Delawareans to be prepared for extreme summer heat, while offering precautions for withstanding rising temperatures, and also what to do when you are involved in a heat-related incident.




Go Ape zip line Treetop Adventure opens at Lums Pond State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara joined State Representative. Valerie Longhurst, and other state and parks officials on the brand new zip lines at the new Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Lums Pond State Park. It’s the first zip line treetop adventure course in a state park on the East Coast; the first treetop adventure course in Delaware, and Go Ape’s first partnership with a state park. Under the public/private partnership, Go Ape and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation are offering Delawareans this unique outdoor adventure




Bridge-nesting peregrine falcon fledglings take a tumble but get helping hands toward survival

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A winning combination of citizen awareness, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service collaborated recently to rescue and subsequently return a pair of juvenile peregrine falcons to their nesting location on the St. Georges Bridge over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal after the birds had “crash-landed” on the bridge’s roadway while attempting their first flight.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: June 4-11; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal Conservation Area reminded to heed signs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Department of Transportation | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013

To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents between June 4 and 11 made 1,649 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 83 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 38 complaints and issued 39 citations, 17 of which were associated with increased Fish and Wildlife Enforcement presence at the C&D Canal Conservation Area (formerly the C&D Canal Wildlife Area) and the associated recreational trail currently under construction.




Heavy rains prompt mosquito alert and advisory; DNREC Mosquito Control working to thwart big rise in numbers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013

Due to heavy rainfall Delaware has received in the last week – and with more rain forecast through the weekend – there will be plenty of surface water for the state’s mosquito species to lay their eggs with great numbers of mosquitoes expected to hatch in the near future.