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News
8:32 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Food for the Hungry As Deer Season Gets Underway In Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Wildlife officials say the state will again lead Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 deer hunting season.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Wednesday that deer coolers are ready to receive donations. Donated meat is processed and distributed to charities.

Participating hunters can drop off deer at the eight walk-in coolers maintained by DNREC. Hunters should call the phone number posted on the cooler so the deer can be processed quickly.

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News
9:13 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Source of Contamination in Ellendate Identified

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ELLENDALE, Del. - Tuesday night, about 40 people met with state officials at Mount Zion A.M.E Church in Ellendale to get an update on an ongoing water contamination problem, first identified back in 2009.

Authorities told WMDT that the source of the contamination is a gasoline leak at a salvage yard located near the church. It directly affects the church and two nearby homes.

Authorities have yet to identify all responsible parties. However one of the potential parties is helping with the clean-up process.

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News
8:52 am
Wed September 5, 2012

DNREC Investigates Fish Kill in Broadkill River

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A fish killed has left 75-hundred menhaden in the Broadkill River dead.


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said another 10 Striped Bass and 8 Carp also died.


DNREC suspects low oxygen levels in the river due to heavy rain. 


WBOC TV reports that some fisherman in Sussex County said they were worried about their health.


But state officials said there should be no concern yet. 


DNREC is testing the water testing.  

News
8:43 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Delawareans Urged to Conserve Water

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara is urging Delaware residents to conserve water during the hot dry summer.

Among the recommendations is don’t water your lawn.

That’s generally 50 percent of demand.

State officials say that New Castle County is just 8 inches shy of the normal rainfall for the last six months.

In Sussex it’s been 9 and-a-half inches while Kent has been short by 12 inches.

This is the driest season since a drought 8 years ago.

News
8:27 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Marine Institute Gets Renewal of Contract from Delaware

Delaware State officials are renewing a contract with the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute to deal with large ocean-going animals who beach themselves on the state’s shores.

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control withheld new funding for eight months because it was concerned that the non-profit had violated the terms of its federal grant.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this led to the organization’s executive director to work without pay since March.

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Recreation
2:21 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Delaware Lagging Behind in "Bike-Friendliness"; Officials Want Public Input

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Delaware is the 18th most bike-friendly state; Governor Markell wants top 10.

Delaware residents will have the opportunity to speak for or against proposed bike and pedestrian paths at Thursday night's public workshop in Lewes.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Transportation are sponsoring the event, which will outline Governor Jack Markell's First State Trails and Pathways Initiative.

Projects to be highlighted

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