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Division of Community Affairs Press Releases

128 Press Releases
  • Published on May 19, 2022 - 14:12 GMT

    Public Encouraged to Avoid ‘Rescuing’ Young Wildlife

    White-tailed deer fawns are among young wildlife that should be left alone when encountered in the wild /US Fish and Wildlife Service photo   DNREC Reminder to Help Their Survival: ‘If You Care, Leave Them There’ Look but don’t touch, much less disturb – …

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  • Published on May 17, 2022 - 15:17 GMT

    DNREC Names Two to Leadership Roles

    DNREC Division of Water Director Steven Smailer.     New Director for The Division of Water, Chief of Staff Within DNREC’s Office of The Secretary Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced changes today to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and …

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  • Published on May 16, 2022 - 17:34 GMT

    With Delaware Bay Beach Nourishment Projects Complete, DNREC Now Works Toward Restoring Atlantic Coastline

    DNREC’s completed Bay beach nourishment project in Pickering Beach, showing a wide beach berm and newly planted beach grass. /DNREC photo   Recovery from the Recent Nor’easter to Continue Into Fall Having recently completed beach nourishment projects in …

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  • Published on May 13, 2022 - 18:25 GMT

    Concord Pond to Be Treated for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

    The invasive aquatic weed hydrilla. Photo by David J. Moorhead-University of Georgia   With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will treat Concord Pond near …

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  • Published on May 13, 2022 - 14:44 GMT

    DNREC To Update Vehicle Emission Testing Requirements

    Two Inspection and Maintenance Program Virtual Workshops To Be Held May 25 To Ensure Delaware Compliance With Clean Air Act Requirements The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today virtual workshops will be held …

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  • Published on May 12, 2022 - 16:20 GMT

    Delaware Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

    Delaware drivers switching to electric vehicles will continue to enjoy extra savings after the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced it is extending the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program through the end of the year. “As new and …

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  • Published on May 10, 2022 - 14:13 GMT

    DNREC, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays To Host Water Family Fest Saturday, May 14

    Delaware’s Sassafras Landing living shoreline, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, was recognized as one of the 2021 Best Restored Shores by the American …

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  • Published on May 9, 2022 - 14:48 GMT

    US Wind and Ørsted Conducting Offshore Wind Research

    Companies Updating Data for Maryland-Approved Projects Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park will see an increase in activity in the coming months as US Wind and Ørsted, two offshore wind energy development companies, conduct research and collect data …

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  • Published on May 6, 2022 - 21:24 GMT

    Gov. Carney celebrates 150th Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

    Promotes his “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative” to Plant One Million Trees   Photos at Delaware Forest Service’s Arbor Day Flickr Album REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (May 6, 2022) – Governor John C. Carney, Jr. celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day at …

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  • Published on May 6, 2022 - 14:28 GMT

    DNREC, DEMA Sponsor Delaware Flood Awareness Week

    Flooding such as occurred in Delaware during Hurricane Sandy is becoming a bigger threat to country’s lowest-lying state.   Interactive Quiz, Flood Insurance Webinar and Social Media Campaign Highlight Daily Flood-Related Themes from May 9 to 13 Governor …

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  • Published on May 5, 2022 - 22:35 GMT

    Delaware Changes Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Recreational Fishing Regulations

    A summer flounder. Graphic illustration: Duane Raver for DNREC   Delaware recreational fishing regulations for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass were changed effective May 1, 2022 to ensure the state’s compliance with regional fisheries management …

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  • Published on May 4, 2022 - 19:20 GMT

    DNREC’s Monitoring Shows Overall Good Air Quality in Delaware

    DNREC air quality monitoring station in Wilmington. DNREC photo.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control maintains a network of 11 permanent air monitoring sites throughout the state to track pollutants that impact Delaware …

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  • Published on May 2, 2022 - 18:58 GMT

    DNREC Urges Clean Alternatives to Burning Yard Waste

    Compost piles need periodic turning to help materials break down.   Residents Can Consider Composting, Drop Off Sites The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds residents that open burning of materials such as tree limbs …

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  • Published on April 28, 2022 - 21:05 GMT

    Charter School of Wilmington Wins Championship in 2022 Delaware Envirothon

    USDA-NRCS State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, with Charter School of Wilmington Team A: Mukta Kantak, Tiffany Situ, Meghna Raj Annasagaram, Erica Hong, Claire Andreasen, and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. DNREC photo.   Charter School of Wilmington Team …

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  • Published on April 27, 2022 - 16:19 GMT

    Champion Crowned in 2022 Delaware Junior Solar Sprint

    Christian Wiggins of Fred Fifer Middle School of Camden gives a thumbs up for the 2022 Junior Solar Sprint. Wiggins and teammate Priya Patel took top honors in the virtual competition Wednesday, April 27.   Middle School Students Build, Race Solar Vehicles …

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  • Published on April 27, 2022 - 13:59 GMT

    Delaware Deer Harvest Announced for 2021/22 Hunting Season

    A doe – female deer – standing in a Delaware field. DNREC announced that does accounted for 55% of the 2021-22 deer season harvest /DNREC photo   While Harvest Numbers Decreased, Venison Donations Increased Delaware hunters reported harvesting 15,383 deer …

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  • Published on April 25, 2022 - 13:49 GMT

    DNREC to Offer Training For Volunteer Beach-nesting Bird Monitors

    A piping plover forages along a Delaware beach in spring of 2020 /DNREC photo   Important Effort For Helping to Protect Endangered and Threatened Birds Volunteers wanting to help protect Delaware’s beach-nesting birds, including federally-listed threatened …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 14:04 GMT

    DNREC Announces Aquatic Resources Education Center’s Second Annual Photography Contest

    A photo titled “Winter Hike at Dusk Near the Marsh” by James Blackstock submitted for last year’s AREC Photo Contest.     Photographers and nature lovers are invited to submit photographs for the second annual Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) …

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  • Published on April 20, 2022 - 17:03 GMT

    Students Win Contest for Earth Day Videos

    Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, center, with the winners of DNREC’s 2022 Earth Day Video Contest, left to right: Middle school winner Johannes Chow, Elementary school winner Michael Hopkins and …

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  • Published on April 19, 2022 - 18:24 GMT

    Nominations Open for 2022 Young Environmentalist Awards

    2021 DNREC Young Environmentalists of Year honorees were Maggie Wieber, Julia Rial and Rowan Smith./DNREC Photo.     Nominate a Student Making a Difference for the Environment Today The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ( …

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