DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel-painting contest through March 17
DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality.
DOVER – The last of three statewide public workshops for gathering comment about Delaware’s Open Space Program Plan – following amendments made last year to the state’s Land Protection Act (7 Del. C. Chapter 75), and public concern about certain components of the Open Space Program – is set for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington. The workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn’s Calving Room, 1914 West Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Latest installment in ‘Wetlands 101’ video series – ‘Freshwater Wetlands’ – now available on DNREC’s YouTube Channel
The seventh installment of DNREC’s “Wetlands 101” video series – “Freshwater Wetlands” – is now available for viewing on DNREC’s YouTube Channel.
DNREC awarded $345,000 grant from EPA to protect Delaware wetlands through conservation and education
DOVER – DNREC has been awarded a $345,000 US Environmental Protection Agency Wetland Program Development Grant that will go to the Division of Watershed Stewardship Watershed Assessment and Management Section’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program to fund enhanced wetland conservation in Delaware through science, statewide mapping, and education and outreach.
Restoration underway along Delaware Bayshore to repair and enhance beaches, critical wetlands and natural defenses
Restoration work has begun at Mispillion Harbor Reserve and the Ted Harvey Conservation Area on two key DNREC projects that will repair and restore beaches, critical wetlands and other natural defenses. Both Division of Fish and Wildlife projects protect and restore wildlife habitat, improve coastal resiliency and preparedness to storms, and protect public safety and property by reducing flooding to communities, while enhancing ecotourism and recreational activities along the Delaware Bayshore.