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ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages … more
Hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are spending their summers in Chesapeake Bay waters. And now, with the help of crowd-sourced sightings reported each of the last four years, researchers are … more
NEW CASTLE — A bottlenose dolphin calf, who later died, was found stranded  along the Delaware River on the Fourth of July. “This was a very rare event,” said Suzanne … more
Residents of Sussex County are being warned by the Delaware Department of Agriculture to be on the lookout for a pair of deadly species of poison hemlock recently found Downstate. more
DOVER — City Council has paused plans to remove 75 mature trees on North Bradford Street in favor of giving property owners whose houses may be affected the opportunity to weigh in. more
Delaware recently passed legislation placing further restrictions on the usage of single-use plastic bags. Since initially passing House Bill 130 in 2019, which banned the usage and distribution … more
DOVER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $17 million for conservation partners to help protect and restore critical wetlands on agricultural lands through the Wetland … more
SEAFORD — History, heritage, nature and economic development united Thursday along the banks of the Nanticoke River, as a partnership began that relives the city’s past through revitalization. Sussex County, state of Delaware and federal officials joined city representatives, the Chesapeake Conservancy and other project partners for the dedication of phase one of Oyster House Park, at the site of the once-bustling J.B. Robinson Oyster House, along what is now the Seaford Riverwalk. more
More than 50 songbirds in Delaware have been reported dead by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Birds across at least six mid-Atlantic and central states appear to have … more
Lower Shore Land Trust has completed a conservation easement on 114 acres with Cherrywalk Farms in Wicomico County’s Quantico Creek Rural Legacy Area. The project was the result of a diverse … more
This summer is already the hottest on record across the globe. It may also be the coldest summer for many years to come. A three-month forecast published in mid-June from the National Oceanic … more
ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Program’s 2021 Blue Crab Advisory Report finds the overall Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is not being overfished and is not depleted. Experts from … more
LEWES — The unveiling of a radar antenna on Lewes Beach 2 on Friday showed the importance of keeping coastal communities safe by predicting storms and rip currents in the Delaware Bay. This … more
WILMINGTON — At least 14 people were detained by police Monday morning as activists from several climate action groups gathered on the front steps of Chase Bank in Wilmington to protest the organization's funding for the fossil fuel industry and to demand action from President Joe Biden.  more
DOVER — With automakers expanding their lines of electric vehicles, and as more state residents transition to clean transportation alternatives, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is extending its Clean Transportation Incentive Program through June 30, 2022. more
ANNAPOLIS — Each year, researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), University of Michigan, United States Geological Survey … more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will hold a webinar on local and national environmental justice issues Wednesday, June 23.  The webinar will be held at 6 … more
Amid signs of a significant but uneven rebound in Maryland’s oyster population, the state Department of Natural Resources is planning this fall to ease some harvest limits it had imposed two … more
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to … more
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards … more
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