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Division of Community Affairs Press Releases

630 Press Releases
  • Published on June 23, 2021 - 14:28 GMT

    Youth Fishing Tournament Results Announced

    Young anglers statewide submitted their biggest catches for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament, held June 5 at more than 30 public freshwater fishing ponds as a fish-on-your-own, semi- …

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  • Published on June 14, 2021 - 18:35 GMT

    Community Leaders Unveil All-Electric Bus, Ag Pod and Solar + Battery Storage Technology at The Warehouse

    Innovative Approach Provides Wilmington Teens with Educational Opportunities in Sustainability Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) bus unveiled June 14 at The Warehouse. An eletric zero emissions bus that is the The Warehouse’s new cleaner transportation option for …

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  • Published on June 14, 2021 - 12:44 GMT

    Outdoor Delaware Online Magazine Wins National Award

    Outdoor Delaware online magazine, produced by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards competition during its annual ceremony on Friday, June 11. …

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  • Published on June 10, 2021 - 14:18 GMT

    DNREC to Hold Pharmaceutical Rule Training Webinar

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a training webinar Tuesday, June 22 to provide guidance for the state’s Pharmaceutical Rule adopted in January 2021, addressing changes to management standards for hazardous …

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  • Published on June 9, 2021 - 19:58 GMT

    Free Webinar on June 29 Features Coastal Restoration Toolkit

    A toolkit developed by Restore America’s Estuaries helps communities launch a coastal restoration project and is the topic of a free webinar, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 21:46 GMT

    DNREC Lifts Shelter-in-Place Directive for Area in New Castle County

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has lifted a shelter-in-place directive that spanned a half-mile radius around the crash scene of this morning’s accident on Interstate-95 involving a trailer load of organic peroxide, …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 18:41 GMT

    DNREC Releases NCCo Community Air Monitoring Results

    Community Meetings to Be Held on Claymont and Eden Park Studies June 22 and 23 to Help Determine Path Forward for Improving Air Quality Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has released final reports on two community air …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 18:41 GMT

    DNREC Issues Shelter in Place Directive for New Castle County After I-95 Crash Involving Hazardous Material

    Order Extends One-Half Mile from Scene Near Airport Road The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued a shelter-in-place directive this afternoon for a half-mile radius around the crash scene of this morning’s accident on …

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  • Published on May 28, 2021 - 20:31 GMT

    DNREC Closes Fort Delaware until June 4 for Ferry Repairs

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has closed Fort Delaware State Park until Friday, June 4, to repair the Delafort ferry that transports visitors to the fort. The ferry is in need of repair due to an unforeseen …

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  • Published on May 26, 2021 - 19:37 GMT

    New Head of DNREC Division of Air Quality Named

    Angela Marconi to Succeed Retiring Director David Fees in the Position Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has named Angela Marconi the new director of DNREC’s Division of Air Quality, succeeding …

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  • Published on May 26, 2021 - 19:37 GMT

    Young Anglers Invited to Enter Semi-virtual Youth Fishing Tournament

    Annual Free Fishing Days Designated for June 5 and 6 Families are invited to bring their kids out to try casting a line for a big fish in freshwater public ponds throughout the state when the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental …

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  • Published on May 21, 2021 - 18:37 GMT

    DNREC to Issue Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits Starting May 25

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf fishing permit sales and to …

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  • Published on May 19, 2021 - 15:08 GMT

    Downstate Public Ponds to Be Treated for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

    With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla, starting the week of May 24, …

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  • Published on May 18, 2021 - 14:17 GMT

    Nominations Open for 2021 Young Environmentalist Awards

    Nominate a Student Making a Difference for the Environment Today The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for Delaware students who are working to make a difference for the environment, and encouraging teachers, classmates, …

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  • Published on May 17, 2021 - 23:11 GMT

    Public Encouraged to Avoid ‘Rescuing’ Young Wildlife

    Whether in their own backyards or while taking a walk outdoors, Delawareans are likely to encounter young wildlife this time of year. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds well-meaning residents that usually the …

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  • Published on May 11, 2021 - 14:30 GMT

    Delaware State Parks Named a Finalist in National Competition for Excellence

    PHOTO CAPTION: Delaware State Parks is a finalist in the 2021 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management awarded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Delaware’s state parks abound with offerings …

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  • Published on May 3, 2021 - 15:19 GMT

    Photographers and Nature Lovers Invited to Enter Aquatic Resources Education Center Photo Contest

    Photographers and nature lovers are invited by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to submit photographs for the first annual Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) nature photography contest. The contest is intended …

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  • Published on April 30, 2021 - 23:52 GMT

    Gov. Carney celebrates Arbor Day in Rehoboth Beach

    View high-resolution images from the 2021 Arbor Day Ceremony: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVt4ZHB Watch a video of the Arbor Day Ceremony at: https://vimeo.com/543833663 From left, DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin, Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse, Rehoboth Beach …

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  • Published on April 30, 2021 - 18:08 GMT

    Christina River Watershed Cleanup Extended to May 15

    To encourage northern Delaware volunteers to get outside and clean up, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Christina Conservancy has extended the month-long Christina River Watershed Cleanup …

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  • Published on April 30, 2021 - 15:30 GMT

    Delaware Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week May 3 to 7

    Coincides with Onset of Ozone Season and Raised Risk of Unhealthy Air The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joins national organizations to recognize Air Quality Awareness Week on May 3 to 7. The national theme for 2021 is …

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