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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC Closes Fort Delaware until June 4 for Ferry Repairs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has closed Fort Delaware State Park until Friday, June 4, to repair the Delafort ferry that transports visitors to the fort. The ferry is in need of repair due to an unforeseen mechanical issue. A second boat brought in as a temporary replacement to the Delafort […]




Young Anglers Invited to Enter Semi-virtual Youth Fishing Tournament

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Annual Free Fishing Days Designated for June 5 and 6 Families are invited to bring their kids out to try casting a line for a big fish in freshwater public ponds throughout the state when the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control holds its 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to […]




New Head of DNREC Division of Air Quality Named

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has named Angela Marconi the new director of DNREC’s Division of Air Quality, succeeding David Fees, who is retiring at the end of May from DNREC after 25-plus years in state government. Joining DNREC in 1995 as an engineer, Fees rose through career-ladder promotions and held several management positions prior to leading the division that addresses Delaware’s air quality issues, ensures regulatory compliance with air permits, and enforces the state’s air quality regulations in conjunction with the federal Clean Air Act.




DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to allow more anglers and beach users to safely social distance during the COVID-19 […]




Downstate Public Ponds to Be Treated for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla, starting the week of May 24, 2021.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC Closes Fort Delaware until June 4 for Ferry Repairs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has closed Fort Delaware State Park until Friday, June 4, to repair the Delafort ferry that transports visitors to the fort. The ferry is in need of repair due to an unforeseen mechanical issue. A second boat brought in as a temporary replacement to the Delafort […]




Young Anglers Invited to Enter Semi-virtual Youth Fishing Tournament

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Annual Free Fishing Days Designated for June 5 and 6 Families are invited to bring their kids out to try casting a line for a big fish in freshwater public ponds throughout the state when the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control holds its 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to […]




New Head of DNREC Division of Air Quality Named

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has named Angela Marconi the new director of DNREC’s Division of Air Quality, succeeding David Fees, who is retiring at the end of May from DNREC after 25-plus years in state government. Joining DNREC in 1995 as an engineer, Fees rose through career-ladder promotions and held several management positions prior to leading the division that addresses Delaware’s air quality issues, ensures regulatory compliance with air permits, and enforces the state’s air quality regulations in conjunction with the federal Clean Air Act.




DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 21, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to allow more anglers and beach users to safely social distance during the COVID-19 […]




Downstate Public Ponds to Be Treated for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla, starting the week of May 24, 2021.