Sledding on the dunes is against the rules

Culture, Headlines

Those caught trespassing in dune areas restricted to the public could face fines upward of $100 from the DNREC Natural Resource Police. (Photo courtesy of DNREC) In the state with the lowest mean elevation of all U.S. states, the dunes at Cape Henlopen and other beaches along Delaware’s Atlantic Coast might feel like mountains.  And when a snowstorm blows in, …

DNREC to close facilities, reduce hours due to omicron variant

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Several activities and facilities will be closed or operate under reduced hours throughout January due to the COVID-19 omicron variant. (Pixabay/LifeOfPix) Citing a surge in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, DNREC has announced that it will close or reduce hours for several public activities and facilities. While state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to be …

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Dec. 26 is coming. Here’s how to recycle your Christmas tree

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Taking down your Christmas tree may not be on your mind just yet — but when the time comes, DNREC’s got your back.  The agency is encouraging Delawareans to “regift their real Christmas trees to the environment” by recycling them at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.  Once donated, trees are processed into mulch …

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Parks & Recreation to receive DNREC grant

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by Terry Rogers   At a recent City Council meeting, Brad Dennehy, Director of Milford Parks & Recreation, presented council with the opportunity for recreational grants for the city. The funding would be for a new playground and pickleball courts alongside the Mispillion River in Memorial Park. “This is kind of a no brainer. We got some funding from the …

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Numerous hunting seasons to open in November

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A white-tailed doe. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service. Numerous hunting seasons will open in November. Included are the popular November deer shotgun season which will run 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.  Duck, …