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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 23-29: DNREC Mosquito Control Section urges: Do your part in helping keep mosquito populations down in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

As if the great numbers of mosquitoes expected to hatch from recent heavy rainfall in Delaware weren’t enough of a reminder, the American Mosquito Control Association has declared the week of June 23-29 as the 17th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.




#NextGenOutside 5K to Connect Millennials with the Outdoors

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is bringing a brand new event to Wilmington this summer, the #NextGenOutside 5K walk/run on Saturday, June 29. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. in Brandywine Park. Participants will experience local parks in a whole new way, using technology and social media on the trails.




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.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 23-29: DNREC Mosquito Control Section urges: Do your part in helping keep mosquito populations down in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

As if the great numbers of mosquitoes expected to hatch from recent heavy rainfall in Delaware weren’t enough of a reminder, the American Mosquito Control Association has declared the week of June 23-29 as the 17th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.




#NextGenOutside 5K to Connect Millennials with the Outdoors

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is bringing a brand new event to Wilmington this summer, the #NextGenOutside 5K walk/run on Saturday, June 29. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. in Brandywine Park. Participants will experience local parks in a whole new way, using technology and social media on the trails.




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.