DNREC to Treat Two Downstate Public Ponds During June for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

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DNREC will begin the annual treatment of downstate public ponds – Wagamons Pond in Milton and Concord Pond near Seaford – for the foreign invasive aquatic weed hydrilla on Thursday, June 13, weather permitting. Hydrilla is a non-native plant that likely entered the state through the aquarium trade. Uncontrolled hydrilla can choke ponds and other waterways, crowding out beneficial plant …

End of Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to Remain Closed for Structural Repairs

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that the last 145 feet of the 1,300-foot Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier will remain closed until structural repairs can be made. Additionally, the public will not be able to access certain closed-off sections along the side of the pier and two areas marked as “no standing zone.” …

DNREC and Kent Conservation District Announce Fall Cover Crop Cost Share Sign-Up Period Through Aug. 30

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The annual sign-up period for the Kent Conservation District’s popular Cover Crop Cost-Share Program – funded in part by DNREC – has opened and runs through Aug. 30. The program helps Kent County farmers offset seed, labor, and equipment costs when planting fall cover crops that help protect local water quality, build healthy soils, and capture carbon from the atmosphere.

Delaware Announces Option for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Bilingual Book Collection

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, First Spouse Tracey Quillen Carney, and the Delaware Libraries on Monday announced that a bilingual English/Spanish book collection option will soon be available for Delaware families. “There is nothing more important than ensuring our children learn to read by third grade so they can read to learn for the rest […]

Delaware 250 Grants for Museums, Heritage Groups, and Non-Profits – Summer 2024 Cycle

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Notice of Funding Opportunity About Delaware 250 The year 2026 will see the United States Semiquincentennial, the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of America’s (and Delaware’s) independence. This anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on Delaware’s unique history and its contributions over the course of the nation’s history. This is a story that begins millennia […]

DNREC to Offer June 13 Lecture on Living Shorelines for Home and Property Owners

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DNREC will present a free lecture Thursday, June 13 to introduce property owners to living shorelines in Delaware, a type of green infrastructure using natural materials. The hour-long lecture hosted by the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach is presented by the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship in conjunction with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee.