UPDATED: Downstate Trout Stocking Ahead of Pond Trout Season

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UPDATED – 02/17/24 – Both Tidbury Pond near Dover and Newton Pond near Greenwood are now closed through March 1st. This closure is to accommodate the stocking of over 300 pounds of 12- to 13-inch rainbow trout. This also allows the elimination of incidental hooking for freshly-stocked trout and gives the trout time to adjust…

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DNREC to Assume Management of Deauville Beach

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has announced that it will assume day-to-day management of Deauville Beach from the city of Rehoboth Beach for the 2024 season. DNREC and the city of Rehoboth Beach were not able to reach an agreement through negotiations after the city’s current lease of the beach property…

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DNREC to Hold Public Hearing on proposed Revisions to the Striped Bass Spring Gill Net Season Regulation

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The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a virtual public hearing at the end of this month on proposed revisions to the regulations governing the striped bass commercial fishing seasons, quotas, tagging and reporting requirements. The proposed revision would modify the spring anchor gill net season by adding two weeks in February and…

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Coastal DE Towns Protest Against Beach Replenishment Cost Initiative That Would Affect Beachgoers; Suggest Alternatives

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Will beachgoers in Delaware see charging for beach access–beach tags or passes? Will they be charged higher parking and shuttle fees? That is what the Association of Coastal Towns communities of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island are trying to stop from happening. The initiative that they say DNREC…

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Deer Hunting Shotgun Season Open thru January 21st

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Shotgun season for deer is now open in Delaware through January 21st . This is also called General Firearm season – which means shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, authorized straight-walled pistol-caliber rifles and archery equipment can be used. Remember – Sunday deer hunting is permitted on private lands, with landowner permission, and on designated publicly-owned lands. Shotguns,…

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DNREC to Hold Managed Deer Hunt at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16th and 17th DNREC will close a section of Cape Henlopen State Park to accommodate a managed deer hunt. This managed hunt is open to anyone with a valid Delaware hunting license and a Delaware State Parks hunting permit (https://destateparks.com/Adventures/Hunting). There will be two sessions each day and open stands…

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DNREC Announces Closure of the Records Pond Tidal Pier

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has announced the closure and removal of the Records Pond tidal pier in Laurel. The pier, located on Broad Creek just downstream of the Records Pond spillway, had its floating docks heavily damaged after heavy rains. Massive outflow from the dam caused the floating dock to…

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Lindsey Goebel New Superintendent at Delaware Seashore State Park

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DNREC has announced three new superintendents at Delaware State Parks – including one downstate at Delaware Seashore State Park. Lindsey Goebel takes over at Delaware Seashore State Park. She comes from Trap Pond State Park near Laurel where she was the assistant superintendent. The superintendents are responsible for all daily operations at their parks –…

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DNREC Surf Fishing Permits & Annual Passes on Sale Nov. 28

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The 2024 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits go on sale at 8am Tuesday. They can be purchased at any state park office and at DNREC’s Dover campus weekdays from 8am to 4pm – and online as well – with an estimated delivery of 2 to 3 weeks. DNREC has made permanent…

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Delaware Energy Plan Public Input & Informational Event in Georgetown

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Next week you can find out more about the Governor’s Energy Plan and provide your input. The meeting with the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council is Wednesday, November 15th at 5pm at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. The Energy Advisory Council is charged with providing recommendations to DNREC’s State Energy Office…

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Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest Opens for Entries

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is again inviting photographers of all ages and skill levels to submit their best shots and to participate in the Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest. The contest lens for focusing on watersheds has widened – unlike previous Delaware Watersheds Photo Contests, this year there is no restriction…

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Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce More Than $500,000 for Delaware’s Recycling Infrastructure

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A grant funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aims to help improve Delaware’s recycling infrastructure and waste management systems. U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced the $531,690 award today. The funding is from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program to the Delaware…

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First 3 Human Cases of West Nile Virus Found in DE

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Delaware has it’s first 3 cases of West Nile Virus in humans – all are in New Castle County. Delaware Public Health officials say all three cases are in men aged 50 and older. They were all hospitalized due to infection from the mosquito-borne illness and it’s believed that all three contracted the illness locally…

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Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Delaware on Tuesday

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DNREC has issued a Ozone Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Tuesday for Delaware. Officials say upper-level high pressure west of the state will inhibit low-level mixing. In addition, mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-90s will enhance ozone production. Furthermore, calm to light northerly winds will reduce dispersion, allowing pollutants to accumulate.…

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