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DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that its Division of Parks and Recreation has been named a finalist for the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s 2021 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. more
Sights and sounds of one of nature’s most unusual life cycles and romantic serenades are now emerging in parts of the United States, including portions of the mid-Atlantic region. more
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture received an additional round of funding to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops through USDA’s Pandemic Assis-tance … more
DOVER — Air Quality Awareness Week kicks off this week. The national theme for 2021 is “Healthy Air – Important for Everyone!”  The Delaware  Department of … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney, along with Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Richard Carlisle and Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a virtual ceremony Thursday recognizing this year’s Conservation Award winners. more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking proposals through June 21 for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials.  more
MILFORD — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., was in Milford on Friday to support a bill focused on improving access to safe water sources nationwide. more
MERR rescued a young male gray seal pup othis week from the Gordon's Pond area in Rehoboth Beach.  The seal was underweight and suffering from some bite wounds, most likely inflicted by other … more
DOVER — Gov, John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin on Thursday to recognize the student winners from throughout the … more
Gov. John Carney celebrated Earth Day Downstate by visiting two popular outdoor recreation areas in Kent County on Thursday. more
The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent on the cooperation of six states and the District of Columbia, making it difficult to consistently tackle pollution across the estuary.New York, … more
Although Earth Day 2021 in Delaware won’t look like Earth Day 2019, it won’t look like Earth Day 2020 either. Educators and environmental stewards have identified new ways to save the … more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The impacts of legacy and emerging contaminants, wastewater planning and continuous water-quality monitoring in the Inland Bays will be among the topics explored at a virtual meeting this week. more
WILMINGTON — In honor of Earth Month, Gov. John Carney joined Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin on Thursday to tour a facility in Wilmington where Delaware State Parks will have 15 benches made from excess plastic bags. more
DOVER — Each spring, Dover is awakened by the colorful sights and aromatic smells of flowers — particularly the stunning beds of tulips — diligently planted by the Department of Public Works’ Ground Maintenance Division from October through January. more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control unveiled a new logo Thursday that it said builds on the department’s history of commitment to responsible use and protection of the natural environment. more
MAGNOLIA — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has entered into negotiations for the voluntary cleanup of hazardous materials on a roughly 2 1/2-acre parcel … more
DOVER — The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boys Scouts of America offered the public a chance to maintain a vegetable or flower garden when it opened the Akridge Victory Gardens near the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. more
DOVER — With no opposition, the House on Thursday approved a bill that would invest millions of dollars to rebuild Delaware’s drinking-water infrastructure, prevent flooding in vulnerable communities and keep contamination out of waterways. more
MILFORD — After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, the Milford Community Clean Up will return April 24 at 8 a.m. more
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