Holiday Toy Drive to Get Underway Friday, November 3rd


With the holiday season just around the corner, the Delaware Natural Resources Police will begin collecting toys on Friday, Nov. 3rd. These toys will be distributed as gifts to children in local communities through the local branch of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped…

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Gordon’s Pond Tagged with Graffiti on Same Day as Biden’s Arrival


DNREC park rangers are investigating graffiti discovered Friday morning in the Gordon’s Pond area of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Capt. John McDerby of the Delaware Natural Resources Police says around 8:30 a.m. they received a report that individuals had spray-painted graffiti in the parking lot and on Gordon’s Pond trail. This is the same…

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DNREC Honors Young Environmentalists, Including A Sussex Co. Student

Governor John Carney (right) and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin congratulate DNREC's High School Young Environmentalist of the Year, Julia Rial of Sussex Academy /DNREC photo.

Delaware and the Department of Natural Resources have paid tribute to three students as DNREC Young Environmentalists of the Year. This year’s group of honorees includes 18-year-old Julia Rial of Lewes, whose efforts have included organizing beach clean-ups and tree-plantings. The Sussex Academy student is also a co-founder of the “Delaware Youth Chapter of Extinction…

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Duck Boat Crashes into Pontoon Boat near Milton


Delaware Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a boat accident reported around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on Round Pole Branch Creek off the Broadkill River involving a pontoon boat and a duck boat. This is just southwest of the Coastal Highway bridge over the Broadkill River. Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, DNRP spokeswoman, says the duck boat ran…

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