Volunteer Registration Begins for Del. Coastal Cleanup

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There is much more summer to come, but volunteers are already being recruited to take part in the 35th Delaware Coastal Cleanup.41 spots along beaches and waterways will be targeted Saturday, September 17th between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Online registration opens today (Monday) and is open through Wednesday, August 31st. Volunteers may choose the location…

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Former Floating Casino Becomes Part of Artificial Reef

The Texas Star was sunk on Redbird Reef in the Atlantic Ocean on June 29. DNREC photo.
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With a slow splash, the 180-foot long Texas Star, originally outfitted as a floating casino and repurposed as a commercial fishing vessel, recently became part of Delaware’s artificial reef system. The reef site is 16.5 miles off the Delaware coast. ÔÇťWith todayÔÇÖs sinking of the Texas Star on Redbird Reef, one of 14 separate reef…

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Funding Comes To Del. State Parks For Campground Upgrades

Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Tom Carper
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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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Del. Extends Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

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Delaware is extending its “clean vehicle rebate program” through the end of the year. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the program was originally scheduled to expire June 30th. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin said electric vehicles are increasing in popularity, and the environment benefits continue due to reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Since its inception…

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DNREC Releases Report On Offshore Wind Power Opportunities, Challenges

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources released a report Thursday that explores the possibilities of the state entering the growing offshore wind industry, as well as challenges. The study was prepared by University of Delaware researchers and DNREC, according to Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin. Garvin last year asked UD’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind…

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Del. Takes New Step To Reduce Auto Emissions

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Delaware plans to adopt what’s known as California’s Zero Emission Vehicle regulations, according to Governor John Carney. Carney said Thursday that drivers who are looking to purchase an electric vehicle will find more options at Delaware dealerships. 13 other states have also adopted the policy. “By creating a better environment for the sale and purchase…

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Del. Makes Grants Available For Clean Water Projects

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Grant money is flowing into clean-water-related projects in The First State. According to the Department of Natural Resources, more than $1.23-million in non-point source pollution grants have been made available to Delawareans, government agencies and conservation districts in all three counties. Money comes from the federal Clean Water Act. A wide range of projects have…

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