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Multiple hunting seasons to open in October

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds – as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt. The youth-only waterfowl hunt will occur on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday.  Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays …

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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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Delaware to spend $18 million on EV chargers

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s transportation department will use federal infrastructure funds to install multi-car electric vehicle chargers along major travel routes throughout the state. The move comes as part of a national effort to increase access to electric vehicle charging stations, thereby making electric vehicles a more reliable means of transportation. Delaware Department of Transportation secretary Nicole Majeski said installing charging stations in …

2022 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking volunteers to help with the 35th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will take place at 41 sites statewide on that Saturday. Volunteers may now register to participate at de.gov/coastalcleanup. The cleanup is a popular event for families and groups who want to help …

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Hunters must now register stands, trail cams on state lands

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Hunters must now register temporary deer stands, ground blinds and trail cameras placed on state lands. Here’s a link to the registration form. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, or DNREC, said in a press release that the registration “will help wildlife area managers evaluate the increasing numbers and use of these hunting tools on state wildlife …

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Property near Brandywine Creek trail turns public

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Rockland property that served as an entryway to the northern Delaware trail system along the Brandywine Creek has become public land. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joined forces with the Woodlawn Trustees to buy the private property along Rockland Falls Road. It has been preserved through the Delaware Open Space Program, which means it can’t …

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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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Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come)

Ken Mammarella Culture, Government, Headlines

Delaware has banned 37 invasive plants, and the number will grow. The hit list in a law that became effective July 1 includes plants often sold to homeowners or shared among gardeners and weeds that just seem to be all around that no one today likes. They are: (1) Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora). (2) Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). (3) Oriental …

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Attention shoppers: No more plastic bags as of July 1

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

“Bags, wallet, keys and phone” are some new lyrics suggested for the old children’s exercise song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” as Delaware moves to a plastic bags ban. The new words come from some creative folks at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to promote a broader and deeper ban on plastic bags that starts Friday, …

Emissions

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 …