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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Redden State Forest project is part of Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

Department of Agriculture | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

The long-term battle to restore the Chesapeake Bay is quietly being waged on the Deep Creek Tract of Redden State Forest in Georgetown.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: May 21-28; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal area encouraged to observe new rules

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 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 May 21 and 28 made 1,936 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 295 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 85 complaints and issued 69 citations, five 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.




National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

Been thinking of casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming about a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2013 Delaware fishing license yet? Then you’ve got an angler’s good luck already for catching the opportunity to try fishing for free for a couple of days, thanks to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.




New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

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: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




Millsboro Inhalation and Biomonitoring Report finds air pollution coming into Delaware problematic; “Personal air,” indoor sources contributed most to toxic exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

US Representative John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the release today of The Millsboro Inhalation Exposure and Biomonitoring Study, Final Report. The report, sponsored by the Delaware Cancer Consortium and DNREC, and prepared by RTI International (RTI), was undertaken in response to residents’ concerns about cancer rates in the Millsboro area.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Redden State Forest project is part of Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

Department of Agriculture | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Forest Service | Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

The long-term battle to restore the Chesapeake Bay is quietly being waged on the Deep Creek Tract of Redden State Forest in Georgetown.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: May 21-28; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal area encouraged to observe new rules

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 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 May 21 and 28 made 1,936 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 295 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 85 complaints and issued 69 citations, five 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.




National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

Been thinking of casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming about a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2013 Delaware fishing license yet? Then you’ve got an angler’s good luck already for catching the opportunity to try fishing for free for a couple of days, thanks to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.




New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

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: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




Millsboro Inhalation and Biomonitoring Report finds air pollution coming into Delaware problematic; “Personal air,” indoor sources contributed most to toxic exposure

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Public Health | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

US Representative John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced the release today of The Millsboro Inhalation Exposure and Biomonitoring Study, Final Report. The report, sponsored by the Delaware Cancer Consortium and DNREC, and prepared by RTI International (RTI), was undertaken in response to residents’ concerns about cancer rates in the Millsboro area.