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With hunting seasons approaching, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds those born after Jan. 1, 1967, that they must complete an approved basic hunter education course to obtain a hunting license. more
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Safe Skies Maryland recently partnered to install special window treatments that reduce and prevent bird collisions with windows at … more
Southern Delaware residents are being asked to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly, an insect detrimental to Delaware’s agricultural industry, forests and residential areas. more
With seafood being an integral part of the plates of many Delawareans, it is important to know what fish are safe to consume. But a March report from the Environmental Integrity Project contained … more
Fifty years after Congress passed the Clean Water Act, agencies and organizations that watch waterways in the First State have conflicting messages about the health of Delaware’s more than … more
BLADES — Large boats and yachts will be upstaged by water-ready crafts made of cardboard Aug. 6. Back after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the seventh annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will return to the Nanticoke River Marine Park. more
Red knots’ population has increased since 2021 but is still at historically low levels, according to the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project, which has assessed the birds’ numbers for 26 years. more
DOVER — Delaware’s bald eagle population has risen considerably in recent years, and is expected to continue to increase, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & … more
Chesapeake Bay crabbers will have reduced harvest allowances for the rest of this year under limits adopted in response to a worrisome drop in the Bay’s population of the popular … more
Saltwater, the offshore attraction that lures vacationers in waves to Delaware’s beaches to swim, surf, boat and fish, is under the microscope. more
FENWICK ISLAND — A local group that’s part of a worldwide effort dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans and beaches is making positive waves in the First State. more
A popular waterfront bar didn’t open this summer after the Wicomico County Health Department refused to extend its operating permit past 2021 in spite of pleas from the owners, county elected … more
ANNAPOLIS — Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey announced Tuesday that … more
SNOW HILL — The Delmarva Bird Conservation Series presented by Lower Shore Land Trust and Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has some unique places it wants to show off in July. On Monday, July … more
For New Castle County shopper Carleigh Strang, the plastic-bag ban coming into effect next month will not change much in her day-to-day shopping. more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has given Delaware’s portion of the Brandywine watershed a C-plus and has offered recommendations for improvement. more
ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay in 2021 decreased from the previous assessment … more
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County administrator Todd Lawson called it a milestone day. At a cost of $5 million, Sussex County’s latest investment in land preservation has brought four more parcels to its inventory, including a prominent landmark. more
SLAUGHTER BEACH — As many Delawareans flock to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches this time of year, one of the state’s lesser-known coastal towns is experiencing revived tourism. For some, Slaughter Beach’s horseshoe crabs, red knots and other wildlife win out over shopping, the boardwalk and nightlife. more
As part of a commitment to environmental stewardship, Perdue Farms associates recently joined Oyster Recovery Partnership representatives to build oyster cages to support the Marylanders Grow Oysters … more
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