Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Dover

DOVER – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 220, Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901. More information about the WIAC meeting, including the agenda, can be found on the Statewide Meeting Calendar at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/Meeting/61416. For more information about Delaware’s Water Infrastructure Advisory Council, please visit the DNREC website.

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Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Oct. 30 in Dover

DOVER – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

The Council will discuss recent Atlantic Flyway Council recommendations regarding future Delaware waterfowl seasons, expanded waterfowl hunting opportunities at Ted Harvey Conservation Area, an update on statewide impoundment upgrades, and the proposed use of cast jaw traps for upland trapping in Delaware. For more information, including the meeting agenda, visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

For more information on Delaware wildlife, please call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912. For more information on Delaware fisheries, please call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

Follow the Division of Fish & Wildlife on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DelawareFishWildlife.

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Delaware’s Council on Farm and Food Policy to advise Secretary of Agriculture

DOVER, Del. — After a year-long community planning process led by the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA), the newly formed Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy will facilitate access to resources that will allow all Delawareans to circumvent challenges associated with securing nutritious and local food options, minimizing deficiency and vulnerability within communities, and achieving healthy lifestyles. The Council will advise Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture on policy, project development, resource priorities, and implementation strategies to achieve its goal.

“In a state our size, there is an opportunity to draw real connections between the unique and varied opportunities within each of Delaware’s three counties,” said Nikko Brady, DDA Deputy Principal Assistant. “The value of a council like this is its capacity to pioneer a model for influencing statewide community prosperity by capitalizing on our cornerstone industry – agriculture.”

Created from a combination of on-the-ground learning and government resources and planning, the Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy sets the tone for statewide collaboration, evidence-based project development, and connecting Delaware grown products within our communities. This diverse group of field experts will provide insight and recommendations, drive new opportunities for program and policy development, and examine opportunities that may already be well underway and need additional collective support.

“We have learned a lot this past year through our strategic conversations

Delaware grown summer produce includes healthy choices such as sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, and blueberries.

including growers, producers, community members, businesses, non-profit leaders, public health advocates and so many individuals committed to advancing Delaware’s top priorities surrounding food and farming,” said Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse. “I am excited to work with the Council, under the leadership of David Edgell, to witness the changes in policy that will positively impact Delawareans by ensuring they have access to healthy, affordable food produced by the very best family farms in this country.”

Together, the Council and the Department will explore policy barriers, replicate program successes, and discover pressing challenges and opportunities that will support economic prosperity for the farming community and ensure healthy, affordable food for residents. Agriculture is Delaware’s top industry, providing 20,000 jobs and $8 billion of economic activity, including $1.2 billion in direct sales from 2,500 family farms. Delaware farmers produce a variety of agricultural products on 500,000 acres of farmland, including fruits and vegetables, poultry, corn, wheat, and soybeans.

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For more information on the Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy, contact Ms. Nikko Brady, DDA Deputy Principal Assistant, 302-698-4503, DDA_FarmandFoodPolicy@delaware.gov


Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Tuesday, July 31 in Dover to discuss deer seasons and Sunday deer hunting opportunities on public lands (Updated)

DOVER – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will convene for a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

The council will discuss deer season changes associated with recently-passed legislation allowing additional Sunday deer hunting, and will be seeking public input on proposed Sunday deer hunting opportunities on both state wildlife areas and state forest lands. More information about state wildlife areas where Sunday deer hunting is proposed is posted on the Division of Fish & Wildlife website.

For more information about the advisory council’s special July 31 meeting, including the meeting agenda, please visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

For more information on Delaware wildlife, please call DNREC’s Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912. For more information on Delaware fisheries, please call DNREC’s Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.


Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish June 26 meeting canceled

DOVER (June 22, 2018) – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 26 has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, in DNREC’s R&R Building Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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