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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
DOVER — The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has received a notice of violation from the state regarding alleged contaminated stormwater release at a facility, according to a letter sent on Feb. … more
DOVER — A federally protected wetland on the grounds of where the Capital School District just began building two middle schools has had some residents of the adjacent Woodcrest development up in arms for the past two decades. more
A baby seal stranded on the first day of spring has been released back into the wild. more
DOVER — Completing a life cycle that’s been 17 years in the making, a massive brood of cicadas is expected to rise from the ground this spring, mate and then die naturally or get eaten by … more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Delaware is encouraging farmers and forest landowners to sign up by April 30 for financial and technical assistance to expand existing conservation activities on their lands. more
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is the first state agency in the United States to make a pledge to 1t.org's global goal to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030. more
Gov. John Carney has signed a Senate bill banning the commercial traffic of invasive plant species in Delaware. more
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin its annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes Tuesday, weather permitting. more
DOVER — State hunters registered a record 17,265 harvested deer with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control during the 2020-21 hunting season. more
FELTON — Along a country road in Felton, construction crews have been at work since November assembling a nearly quarter-mile-long metal footbridge over Killens Pond State Park’s eponymous body of water. more
A local organization is swimming upstream to stem the tide of invasive fish species that have made their homes in Delaware’s waterways. more
MILFORD — Fish from local waters can be surprisingly hard to buy in Delaware, but one Milford angler is bringing his fresh catch directly to the people. more
MILFORD — As the city begins its slow thaw into spring, the Delaware Nature Society is preparing to bring educational, nature-oriented programming to the Mispillion Riverwalk downtown. more
DOVER — Kent County-owned Tidbury Pond will not be stocked with trout this spring by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. more
A force main break is causing wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River. The public should avoid contact with the water in the St. Jones at the area of the leak, officials said … more
DOVER — The sunny skies that greeted Delawareans on Wednesday will be a thing of the past Thursday, as increasing clouds will bring a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet to the state, which is under a hazardous-weather outlook. more
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Natural gas is expected to flow from Eden to Westover as soon as September now that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has a tidal wetlands permit to install an 8-inch pipeline … more
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