DNREC Extends Ocean Lifeguard Coverage to Weekends in September

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The ocean swimming areas at Delaware State Parks are typically unguarded after Labor Day, but thanks to the significant growth of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol under new leadership, more than 70 lifeguards were hired this year. As a result, DNREC will continue to have lifeguards at two of its four Delaware State Parks–ocean swimming…

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World War II Tower 3 Open to the Public

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After 15 years and $1.7-million in renovations and repairs, World War II Tower 3 at the Delaware Seashore State Park has opened to the public. An open house was held Saturday and those visiting have full access to the top of the tower for 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the State Park and Delaware’s…

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Three Sussex County Projects Included in TEDI

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Five projects will receive $60,000 in grant funding for tree planting as part of Delaware’s Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative or TEDI ÔÇô and three of those projects are in Sussex County. The project recipients include $10,000 to Delaware State Parks for tree plantings at Brandywine Creek and Delaware Seashore State Parks, $17,500 to the…

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UPDATED & Breaking: Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Auto on Coastal Highway in Dewey

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UPDATED 7/25/22 – 9:30am – Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Sunday, July 24 in the Dewey Beach area as┬á43 year old Sidney Wolf, of Clarksburg, Maryland. ============================================================= UPDATED 7/24/22 – 9:45am – A crash on Route 1 in Dewey Beach is under investigation…

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Funding Comes To Del. State Parks For Campground Upgrades

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Campground upgrades are coming to several Delaware State Parks, thanks to funds from the American Rescue Plan Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Program.Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin as well as U.S. Economic Development Administration Regional Director Linda Cruz Carnall visited Cape Henlopen State Park to announce $3.2-million for enhancements to…

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DNREC Tightens Parking At State Park Beaches

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The Department of Natural Resources plans to cut back capacity at Delaware Seashore, Cape Henlopen and Fenwick Island State Parks starting Friday. Lots will be limited to about 60 percent of parking capacity. Vehicles that arrive after capacity is reached will be turned away. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin said state park beaches reached capacity last…

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DNREC to Place Cap on Surf Fishing Permit Sales

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Parks and Recreation has announced plans to place a cap on the surf-fishing permits given out, as was voted on by the division’s advisory council. The cap will be set at 17,000 surf-fishing permits, with already nearly 15,000 sold as of June 7. There…

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DNREC To Close Section of Indian River Inlet Due to Erosion

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation have restricted access to a 120-foot section of bulkhead at the Indian River Inlet within the Delaware Seashore State Park. Officials say the sidewalk and adjacent capstones in the inlet have experienced significant erosion, leading to safety concerns for visitors. The section…

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Strange object performing experiments off DE coast

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People might have noticed a strange object floating in the ocean off the coast of Delaware recently. According to officials from Delaware Seashore State Park, the contraption is property of a private engineering firm Murtech. The device is an experimental reverse osmosis system that desalinates water using energy from the waves of the ocean rather…

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