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DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising those who live or spend time near the intersection of Del. 1 and Del. 42 in Dover of a possible case of rabies in a fox that bit a human Monday. more
DOVER — Kent County property owners whose land includes ponds or stormwater basins may enroll in the county’s Stormwater Maintenance District program. more
The effects of climate change include changes to the insurance industry, and in an effort to access those changes, Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced the state’s participation in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey. more
MILTON — The easternmost 3 miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Sept. 1-March 15 for safety concerns due to waterfowl hunting of teal. more
LEWES — A living-shoreline project, developed by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to help with shoreline stabilization, was recently completed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. more
HARRINGTON — At the Delaware State Fair, Gov. John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored three Delaware students as DNREC’s Young Environmentalists of the Year for their work to protect, restore or enhance our state’s natural resources. more
MILLSBORO — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently served Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc. a notice of violation after an excavation contractor damaged piping, enabling treated effluent to make its way into Swan Creek. more
The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little … more
DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality. more
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s … more
LEWES — Annexation into the city of Lewes looms as the linchpin for a manufactured home community coping with raw sewage that poses public health concerns and potential groundwater … more
In its 25th consecutive round of easement selections, the Delaware AgLands Preservation Program has permanently preserved more than 143,000 acres of farmland. more
Danish clean-energy company Ørsted has expanded plans for wind farm projects off Delmarva’s coast that could power 250,000 homes in Maryland and other mid-Atlantic states. However, the double-pronged proposal — Skipjack 1, a 120-megawatt project approved by Maryland’s Public Service Commission in 2017, and Skipjack 2, a much larger proposal still in the bidding process — continues to fan questions. more
BETHANY BEACH — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session July 28 to discuss the upcoming White Creek dredging project. more
REHOBOTH BEACH — Jason King has been appointed to serve on the Sussex County Land Trust, a nonprofit with a focus on conservation. Mr. King is originally from Milford. He attended Milford … more
Skipjack 1 might have a big brother. Ørsted, the Danish clean-energy company seeking to develop offshore windfarm presence on Delmarva, will seek public feedback virtually Monday on the … more
LEWES — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued a Notice of Violation on Thursday to the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park, LLC in Lewes for ongoing … more
WAKEFIELD, N.J. — The US National Weather Service expanded Tropical Storm Warnings early Thursday morning to all coastal areas.Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to move across the Mid-Atlantic … more
DOVER — Todd Davis, environmental program manager for the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed and Seed Lab, warns residents that it is not a good idea right now to cut … more
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces new commercial oyster harvesting regulations for the coming season. One key change is watermen will be able to work five days … more
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