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The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach, dunes and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, will reopen for the offseason Thursday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. Since 1993, The Point has closed annually each March to protect threatened and …

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Registration open for Nanticoke River Cardboard Boat Regatta

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Are you capable of building a seaworthy cardboard boat? There’s only one way to find out! The seventh annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park in Blades.  The event, which is returning after a two-year hiatus, is presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the …

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Carbon emissions goals released from Senate committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A controversial bill setting Delaware’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was released from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee Wednesday and will advance to the Senate floor for a vote.  Senate Bill 305, the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, would require Delaware to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% before 2030 and by 90% before 2050.  Opponents said the …

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Residents can comment on pollution permit for Delaware City refinery

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

  Residents have until July 31 to comment on a proposed air pollution permit renewal for the Delaware City Refining Co. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will submit the proposed federal Clean Air Act Title V major source air pollution permit renewal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for that review before DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin …

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Delaware hunters harvest 15,000 deer, donate 100,000 meals

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware hunters harvested 15,383 deer during the 2021-2022 hunting season and donated 24,333 pounds of venison to charity. Although the harvest was 10.9% lower than the 2020-2021 record harvest of 17,265 deer, the venison donation marked a 15% increase year over year.  That resulted in the provision of more than 100,000 meals to individuals and families in need. The most …

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Nesting birds need share of beach sand, too, this summer

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

DNREC will block off some areas of beach to allow birds to nest and wants to train volunteers to man those boundaries and let beachgoers know what’s happening. Piping Plover photo courtesy of DNREC.   Delaware beachgoers should be prepared to share the sands this summer, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said this week. Piping Plovers and …

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State asks residents to remove bird feeders until cause of mystery illness is found

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Blue Jays are among the birds being affected by a mysterious illness. Photo by Pexels.     Delaware residents who have bird feeders or bird baths are being asked to take them down until the cause is found for a mysterious illness killing birds in six Mid-Atlantic and central states. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said in …