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ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Parks are completing 15 projects with the assistance of a new grant program of the Friends of Maryland State Parks, improving trails and habitats and enhancing … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justin Maxson, United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, recently announced that USDA will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 … more
GEORGETOWN – Sussex Conservation District, the delegated authority for Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations in Sussex County, is accepting entries for the inaugural Conservation … more
ANNAPOLIS — Archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 10, and continues through Jan. 31, 2022, said officials from the Maryland Department of Natural … more
DOVER - As the summer comes to a close, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging community members and visitors to the First State to use their … more
MILLSBORO — Six weeks and one day past the contract’s deadline, Millsboro’s White Farm elevated water-storage tank has been deemed substantially complete and operational. more
LEWES — A plan to connect a manufactured-home community experiencing failed septic systems with the city’s sewer network has received important conditional approval, the state announced Tuesday. more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney will be signing four environmental bills on Friday. HB212 increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils … more
MILLSBORO — Environmental officials continue to monitor cleanup at the NRG Indian River Power Plant — site of an overnight spill of an estimated 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel Wednesday that has impacted waterfowl. more
ANNAPOLIS — Own waterfront property? Have a pier or a dock you access? Want to help rebuild the oyster population of Chesapeake Bay? Then consider being an oyster gardener. Oyster gardening … more
As state and local governments struggle to meet clean energy mandates, they recognize that agricultural land is often a great place to site large renewable energy projects. But placing large solar … more
MILLSBORO — State and federal officials Wednesday responded to oversee cleanup of an overnight spill of about 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel at NRG Inc.'s Indian River Power Plant. more
GREENWOOD — Residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of Del. 16 between Judy and Century Farm roads are being advised of a positive case of rabies in a fox that bit a human Friday.  more
CHESAPEAKE BEACH — David Harris grew up on a farm next door to the Naval Research Laboratory - Chesapeake Bay Detachment. He recalls camping with his scout troop on the 168-acre base … more
More than half a million eels have passed from below the Conowingo Dam to be placed in the river above this year, bringing key clean water benefits to the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, … more
Birds, raccoons, rodents and many other small mammals feasted on the billions of periodical cicadas that emerged this spring. And experts say that, next year, these populations are likely to exhibit a baby boom, thanks to the additional food source. more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The city of Rehoboth Beach will begin accepting yard waste at its recycle facility beginning Monday. more
All three Delaware counties are under a tornado watch as the remains of Hurricane Ida come inland, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.  more
Data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Old Dominion University show that dissolved oxygen conditions in the Chesapeake Bay mainstem of Maryland and Virginia … more
DOVER — Increasing coastal resilience to sea level rise through natural infrastructure and dredge material is the topic of a free webinar later this month. The event will be held Tuesday, … more
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