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  • DNREC to Host Public Information Session in Lewes June 5 for Proposed Offshore Wind Project May 22, 2024
    Offshore wind developer US Wind, Inc. has submitted multiple permit applications to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for its wind energy project offshore of Maryland. To inform the public and engage Delawareans in the regulatory process, DNREC will host a public information session on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 7 […]
  • Public Encouraged to Avoid the Urge to ‘Rescue’ Young Wildlife May 16, 2024
    Wildlife watchers in Delaware this time of year are apt to happen upon young animals, particularly deer fawns, that appear to have been left alone, even abandoned in their natural environment – and “So tiny, so helpless…so cute!”, they look very much like they need rescuing by a kind public hand or two. Almost always, […]
  • DNREC-Sponsored Poetry Contest Seeks Entries Focused on ‘What I Love About the Ocean’ May 15, 2024
    In celebration of National Ocean Month coming up in June, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), in partnership with libraries in each county, is conducting a haiku poetry contest.
  • DNREC Announces Fees, Passes for Use of Deauville Beach May 14, 2024
    DNREC's proposed user fees for Deauville Beach have been approved by the Parks and Recreation Council and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. A daily entrance fee or a Deauville annual pass will be required for use of the beach from Memorial Day weekend though Nov. 30 in 2024. Deauville Beach annual passes will be available […]
  • Delawareans Can Buy Discounted Compost Bins Online Through State-Initiated Program May 6, 2024
    Composting food scraps along with yard waste reduces waste going to Delaware’s landfills and produces organic material that can be used to enrich garden soil. DNREC is encouraging residents to try composting by promoting a community sale of compost bins online. Through strategic bulk purchasing, DNREC is able to offer compost bins, rain barrels and […]

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