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  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management beach replenishment projects set for Pickering, Kitts Hummock and Bowers beaches

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | The Economy | The Environment | Date Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019

DOVER – DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section within the Division of Watershed Stewardship will begin beach replenishment work in early February, pending permit approvals, for the Delaware Bay communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, and Bowers Beach, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. Replenishment, which is expected to be completed in May, will consist of truck-hauled fill projects managed by DNREC. Bayshore beaches in the three communities were chosen for winter replenishment after experiencing significant loss of sand this year due to erosion from Delaware Bay tides and waves.




Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps appeal period starts Dec. 14 for portions of New Castle County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Reminder for residents of New Castle County that preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for portions of New Castle County released in December 2016 and revised in May 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin a 90-day regulatory appeal period Friday, Dec. 14 through Wednesday, March 13, 2019.




Kent Conservation District receives Mid-Del Foundation grant to help support Delaware Envirothon

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Kent Conservation District recently received a Mid-Del Foundation grant in support of the annual Delaware Envirothon, an environmental education challenge sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD), in which teams of Delaware high school students compete for scholarships and awards.




DNREC introduces new Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide to help landowners, scientists identify plants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program announced today the release of Delaware’s first wetland-specific plant identification book – The Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces rare event involving loggerhead sea turtles hatching at Fenwick Island State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that 48 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings recently emerged from a nest at Fenwick Island State Park. The loggerhead sea turtle is a federally-listed threatened species and a state-listed endangered species in Delaware.







  Category: Division of Watershed Stewardship


DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management beach replenishment projects set for Pickering, Kitts Hummock and Bowers beaches

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | The Economy | The Environment | Date Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019

DOVER – DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section within the Division of Watershed Stewardship will begin beach replenishment work in early February, pending permit approvals, for the Delaware Bay communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, and Bowers Beach, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. Replenishment, which is expected to be completed in May, will consist of truck-hauled fill projects managed by DNREC. Bayshore beaches in the three communities were chosen for winter replenishment after experiencing significant loss of sand this year due to erosion from Delaware Bay tides and waves.




Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps appeal period starts Dec. 14 for portions of New Castle County

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Reminder for residents of New Castle County that preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for portions of New Castle County released in December 2016 and revised in May 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin a 90-day regulatory appeal period Friday, Dec. 14 through Wednesday, March 13, 2019.




Kent Conservation District receives Mid-Del Foundation grant to help support Delaware Envirothon

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Kent Conservation District recently received a Mid-Del Foundation grant in support of the annual Delaware Envirothon, an environmental education challenge sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD), in which teams of Delaware high school students compete for scholarships and awards.




DNREC introduces new Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide to help landowners, scientists identify plants

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program announced today the release of Delaware’s first wetland-specific plant identification book – The Delaware Wetland Plant Field Guide.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces rare event involving loggerhead sea turtles hatching at Fenwick Island State Park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that 48 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings recently emerged from a nest at Fenwick Island State Park. The loggerhead sea turtle is a federally-listed threatened species and a state-listed endangered species in Delaware.