Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in November

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Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open next month, including the popular November deer shotgun season which runs from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 21, as well as the firearms deer hunt available only to youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The post Additional …

Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021, at a sentinel chicken station in southwestern Sussex County sampled Oct. 11 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases. The post Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens appeared first on …

Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Continues Temporary Closures for Dredging Through Nov. 11

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Periodic closures of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will continue through Nov. 11 due to weather conditions delaying completion of the maintenance dredging project for the boat ramp access channel, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The post …

Auditor McGuiness Applauds Career and Technical Education Programs

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DOVER, DELAWARE – Recent financial audits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for eight of Delaware’s school districts showed all districts spent funds they received for the programs appropriately, State Auditor Kathy McGuiness said today. Cape Henlopen, Laurel, Appoquinimink, Lake Forest, Milford, New Castle County Vocational Technical School, Smyrna, and Woodbridge were randomly selected for […] The post Auditor McGuiness …

DNREC to Present Living Shorelines Application Webinar Nov. 16

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A North Carolina living shorelines application (app) is the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The post DNREC to Present Living Shorelines Application Webinar Nov. 16 appeared first on State of Delaware News.

Urban Forestry Grants Revitalize Communities

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The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded $135,193 for 36 tree projects through its annual grant program, which offers up to $5,000 for projects on public land and community open space. All municipalities, homeowner associations, and certified nonprofits in Delaware can apply. Since it began, the program has provided over 588 grants for more than $1.86 million and …

Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

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Late October through November is prime time for increased white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 7 change from daylight saving time back to Eastern Standard Time, motorists are urged to be on high alert to avoid collisions with …

Residents of Small Sussex Community Advised Not to Drink Water During Evaluation of Contaminant Near Advisory Level

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DOVER (OCT. 23, 2021) – Out of an abundance of caution, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising residents of the Bethany Crest community near Millville to use bottled water for drinking and cooking while their water system is evaluated for a concentration of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that is near or at […] The post Residents of …

Governor Carney Announces Appointment of Student to State Board of Education

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Bridgeville resident to bring student perspective to board WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Friday announced he has appointed a high school junior from Bridgeville to serve on the State Board of Education. Shelby Farris, a former Woodbridge High School student who now attends Positive Outcomes Charter School, will join the board for its November […] The post Governor Carney …

Bancroft Bridge In Need of Substantial Repairs or Replacement After Damage From Flood

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The Bancroft Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park sustained extensive damage from flooding during the remnant of Hurricane Ida and will need to be substantially repaired or possibly replaced, meaning it will be closed indefinitely. The post Bancroft Bridge In Need of Substantial Repairs or Replacement After Damage From Flood appeared first on State of Delaware News.