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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Sewage Spill Suspends Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in the Long Neck area of Sussex County discharged thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a waterway of the Rehoboth Bay. The harvest closure will be in effect for 21 days unless further spills occur.




Agreement Signed by DNREC, DHSS to Connect Donovan Smith Community to Public Sewer and Water

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021

Delaware state agencies today officially moved to connect the Donovan Smith community in Lewes to municipal water and sewer, which is the pilot project of the Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities established by Gov. John Carney.




Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021, at a sentinel chicken station in southwestern Sussex County sampled Oct. 11 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases.




Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

Late October through November is prime time for increased white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 7 change from daylight saving time back to Eastern Standard Time, motorists are urged to be on high alert to avoid collisions with these large animals.




West Nile Virus Is Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021 in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Sewage Spill Suspends Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in the Long Neck area of Sussex County discharged thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a waterway of the Rehoboth Bay. The harvest closure will be in effect for 21 days unless further spills occur.




Agreement Signed by DNREC, DHSS to Connect Donovan Smith Community to Public Sewer and Water

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | News | Office of the Governor | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021

Delaware state agencies today officially moved to connect the Donovan Smith community in Lewes to municipal water and sewer, which is the pilot project of the Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities established by Gov. John Carney.




Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021, at a sentinel chicken station in southwestern Sussex County sampled Oct. 11 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases.




Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

Late October through November is prime time for increased white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 7 change from daylight saving time back to Eastern Standard Time, motorists are urged to be on high alert to avoid collisions with these large animals.




West Nile Virus Is Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021 in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.