UPDATE: Delaware Mosquito Control Section Plans Insecticide Applications in Felton, Harrington Area

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06/13/24: Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during this evening– Thursday, June 13, 2024: Application of Zenivex E4 (Etofenprox) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Camden-Wyoming, Felton, and Harrington. Near Felton, Marydel, and Viola. For notification purposes, spraying will be done in the following…

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Rehoboth Starts Season without Deauville

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Rehoboth Beach started the season with a slew of changes impacting the beach patrol and especially visitors of Deauville, which has essentially become a state park within Rehoboth Beach. Trash cans were removed, and Deauville has been converted into a carry-in/carry-out park, independent of city infrastructure. As planned, state officials assumed control of the Deauville beach,…

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Public Information Session on Offshore Wind on June 5

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A public information session will be held at Beacon Middle School in Lewes on June 5th from 4 to 7pm to learn more on US Wind’s proposed Offshore Wind Project. US Wind has submitted multiple permit applications to DNREC for the offshore wind project off shore of Maryland – the offshore/onshore export cables are proposed…

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Rebate Program for Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Expands to Include Used Vehicles

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The State’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program – will be expanded beginning on Wednesday, May 1st to includes rebates for used plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin says that now that the electric vehicle market has expanded – and more affordable used electric vehicles are being offered for sale. Garvin says that…

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UPDATED: Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp Reopens After Construction

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UPDATED – 04/29/24 – The Mulberry Landing Boat Ramp has reopened! A construction project began in early March which included the expansion of the ramp’s parking area and paving. DNREC officials say the parking area no allows for 23 trailer parking space and 7 car spaces. The upgrades allow for more efficient use of space…

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DNREC Launches Online Flood Planning Tool

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A new web-based tool has been launched in Delaware to help residents identify steps they can take to protect their property from flood damage. I-ADAPT, the Individual Adaptation Decision And Planning Tool, was launched to help Delawareans become more resilient to climate hazards, particularly flooding. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin says I-ADAPT can help identify ways…

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Delaware Advances Toward 1-Million Tree Planting Goal

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The Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative – or TEDI – is making significant progress towards its goal of planting 1-million trees by 2030. Seven new projects have been awarded funding – that will bring the total count to over 200,000 trees this year. These new projects – which span from Frankford to Wilmington – were…

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Scotton Landing Boat Ramp Reopens for Spring

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has reopened the boat ramp facility at Scotton Landing (also known as Barkers Landing) on the St. Jones River, and located off Trap Shooters Road near Magnolia, following reconstruction that started in November 2023. The Scotton Landing project features a new boat ramp and courtesy…

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Hazmat Cleanup after Route 16 Crash Friday Morning

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Friday morning around 6:30, a dump truck was backing into a driveway on Route 16 near Marges Garden Path when a Lincoln Corsair for unknown reasons collided with the dump truck. The driver of the dump truck, a 54 year old Greenwood man received minor injuries and refused treatment and the driver of the Lincoln…

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UPDATE: Downstate Mosquito Spraying This Week

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Update 3/21/24: Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application for mosquito larvae located in flooded forested wetland habitats. This application could take place during the daylight hours on Friday, March 22nd  via helicopter (registration number N2268W and/or N862M). Application of Vectobac12AS (liquid BTI) to control mosquito larvae in the following areas: In Woodside and Selbyville.…

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DNREC to Seek Community Water Project Proposals

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control encourages Delaware non-profit organizations, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners’ associations to submit project proposals to be considered for matching grant funds from DNREC’s Community Water Quality Improvement Grants program. Funding for grant award projects in this cycle is expected to range from $25,000 to $75,000. Projects recommended…

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Volunteers Sought to Join Concord Pond Cleanup April 13th

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As part of DNREC’s month-long celebration of Earth Day 2024, DNREC and partners are seeking volunteers to join a cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13th at Concord Pond, a popular fishing spot in Sussex County. Registration is open now. At the cleanup event, volunteers will gather in the pond’s parking area…

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UPDATED: New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Milford; Ribbon Cutting on Friday

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UPDATED – 03/05/24 – Because of the rain expected on Wednesday, the EV Charging Station ribbon cutting has been rescheduled to Friday, March 8th at 12:00 pm =================================================== The City of Milford has announced the completion of new EV Charging stations located in the City’s public parking lot on NE Front Street in Milford. They invite…

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DNREC Regulation Changes for Summer Flounder & Scup Begin Saturday

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Beginning Saturday changes to the recreational fishing regulations for summer flounder and scup will go into effect. For summer flounder, the size limit will remain at 16-inches from January 1st through May 31st and then increases to 17.5-inches from June 1st through December 31st. The possession limit will remain at 4 throughout the year. The…

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DNREC Opens Youth Environmental Summit

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) once again joined Delaware’s Youth Environmental Summit (YES!), with Secretary Shawn M. Garvin delivering the opening plenary to kick off the 2024 event. The student-led conference, sponsored by DNREC, was held today at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark. Secretary Garvin says he…

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DNREC to Close The Point at Cape Henlopen for Beach-Nesting Season

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will close The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean and bay beach, Friday, March 1st. The Point’s nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen to the public September 1st. The bayside beach will remain closed until October 1st for use…

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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 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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