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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


DNREC to conduct water-quality dye test in Murderkill River and Delaware Bay to evaluate bay oyster beds

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Delaware Shellfish Program and Kent County Levy Court will conduct a week-long water quality study starting June 10 in the Murderkill River and Delaware Bay to evaluate the bay’s oyster beds. The study calls for applications of the red dye Rhodamine WT, which is commonly used in water quality and dispersion tests, and is not considered harmful to the public or the environment.




DNREC’s Indian River Marina to host 5th annual ‘Kids Catch-All’ fishing tournament

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019

The Indian River Marina, owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, will host the 5th annual “Kids Catch-All” fishing tournament Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 at the marina.




Sassafras Landing boat ramp to close temporarily for habitat project construction

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019

The boat ramp at Sassafras Landing, located within the Assawoman Wildlife Area, will be closed from Monday through Thursday during a three-week period beginning Monday, June 3. The temporary closure is needed to provide construction access for a shoreline stabilization project.




DNREC and Center for the Inland Bays to host Water Family Fest on June 8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will host their first annual Water Family Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, on Cedar Neck Road, in Ocean View. Admission is free.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise: Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix. The best way to minimize the risk of an accident is to make the wiser choice – don’t drink and boat.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

DNREC to conduct water-quality dye test in Murderkill River and Delaware Bay to evaluate bay oyster beds

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Delaware Shellfish Program and Kent County Levy Court will conduct a week-long water quality study starting June 10 in the Murderkill River and Delaware Bay to evaluate the bay’s oyster beds. The study calls for applications of the red dye Rhodamine WT, which is commonly used in water quality and dispersion tests, and is not considered harmful to the public or the environment.




DNREC’s Indian River Marina to host 5th annual ‘Kids Catch-All’ fishing tournament

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019

The Indian River Marina, owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, will host the 5th annual “Kids Catch-All” fishing tournament Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 at the marina.




Sassafras Landing boat ramp to close temporarily for habitat project construction

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019

The boat ramp at Sassafras Landing, located within the Assawoman Wildlife Area, will be closed from Monday through Thursday during a three-week period beginning Monday, June 3. The temporary closure is needed to provide construction access for a shoreline stabilization project.




DNREC and Center for the Inland Bays to host Water Family Fest on June 8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will host their first annual Water Family Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, on Cedar Neck Road, in Ocean View. Admission is free.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise: Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix. The best way to minimize the risk of an accident is to make the wiser choice – don’t drink and boat.