Recycle your Christmas tree at any of Delaware's 25 yard waste sites.

How to recycle your Christmas tree into rich soil

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

Stay in the holiday spirit this last week of 2022 and help conserve and improve Delaware’s soil by recycling your Christmas tree.  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is asking First Staters to give their real trees to a yard waste recycling site rather than dumping them off in landfills.  According to DNREC, 176,000 tons of grass, …

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Want a low-digit surf fishing plate? Get ready to bid

Betsy Price Headlines, Government

 She may sell seashells by the seashore, but sundry surf fishers couldn’t give a sturgeon or swordfish about that. Those men and women only have eyes for a low-digit surf fishing plate that allows them to drive on that seashore to cast their lines from the sand. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m., they have a chance to bid …

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DNREC’s Recyclopedia: Quick advice about what to recycle

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  If you recycle, you’re like to constantly confront questions: Do I need to take the plastic ring off that milk carton? Is recycling a potato chip bag OK? Can I recycle my coffee cup from my favorite coffee shop? Can I toss this pizza box into recycling? Now that I’m done with this plastic teeth tray for Invisalign braces, …

TSD Review Sept 29

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 29, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage Private schools go into overdrive with open houses Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Drink Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn …

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Brandywine Zoo pudu Haechan dies after short illness

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A South American deer called a pudu died Saturday after becoming sick the day before at the Brandywine Zoo. The pudu, named Haechan after a K-pop star, came to Delaware in December to mate with the Wilmington zoo’s female, named Clover, and sire offspring. After seeming lethargic Friday and getting worse during the day, Haechan was moved to the Animal …

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Delaware State Parks on track to set visitation record

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

After breaking attendance records in 2021, Delaware State Parks is on pace to set another visitor attendance mark by the end of 2022, DNREC announced Friday. In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation had 47,250 active annual passes that allow daily entry into Delaware State Parks compared with 61,744 in 2021, a 31% increase. …

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Here’s how to get a free reusable grocery bag Friday

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Oh, we know. You barrel into the grocery store, pick up everything on your list and as you’re heading toward checkout, you remember you left your stack of reusable bags in the car. No matter. Practice makes perfect and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control staff wants to help you succeed. It’s handing out free …

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Delaware Memorial Day dune crossing closures

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Multiple vehicle and pedestrian beach access points will be closed during Memorial Day weekend, DNREC announced Thursday. The drive-on and walk-on crossings sustained damage during a May 8 nor’easter. Unsafe drop-offs along the dunes where the crossings meet the beach necessitated the closures. Very little beach is available for drive-on surf fishing, even during low tide at the closed locations, …

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Offshore wind research to begin near DE Seashore State Park

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park will see an increase in research activity in the coming months, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Monday. US Wind and Ørsted, two offshore wind energy development companies, will conduct research and collect data to determine the best paths forward for their offshore wind projects. Both companies plan to update and …

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Sewer main break sends spill into Christina River

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  The New Castle County Department of Public Works on Wednesday a break in a sewer main that allowed wastewater to spill into the Nonesuch Creek and Christina River. The overflow occurred when the main ruptured near 419 Old Airport Road in New Castle. The wastewater spill was reported to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on …