Delaware State Parks Surf Fishing Permits, Annual Passes on Sale in February

 The quickest and safest way to purchase Delaware State Parks surf fishing permits and annual passes is online at www.destateparks.com. Sales will start online 10 a.m. Feb. 1 for surf fishing permits and Feb. 15 ....

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DNREC Reminds Public Do Not Sled or Snowboard on Dunes

 Those caught trespassing in dune areas restricted to the public could face fines upward of $100 from the DNREC Natural Resource Police.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds residents and ....

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DNREC to Close, Reduce Hours at Some Facilities for January

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will close or reduce hours for several public activities and facilities following the surge in coronavirus cases driven by the omicron variant. The post DNREC ....

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2022 Delaware State Parks Annual Pass, Surf Fishing Permit Sales Delayed

Annual passes are a convenient way to access the parks for the entire fee season from March 1 to Nov. 30. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today the sale of ....

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DNREC’s Delaware State Parks, Zoo Waive Entry Fees Friday for #OptOutside Movement

Delaware State Parks has waived state park and zoo entry fees annually on Black Friday since 2015 as part of a the #OptOutside movement. The public is invited to enjoy free entry to Delaware’s state ....

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Delaware State Parks Wins National Competition for Excellence

Gov. John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today to announce that DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation has won the American Academy for Park and Recreation ....

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DNREC to Remove Holts Landing State Park Boat Ramp Dock for Repairs

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will remove the Holts Landing State Park boat ramp dock next week until spring 2022. The dock was damaged by a storm and a severe low- ....

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Bancroft Bridge In Need of Substantial Repairs or Replacement After Damage From Flood

The Bancroft Bridge in Alapocas Run State Park sustained extensive damage from flooding during the remnant of Hurricane Ida and will need to be substantially repaired or possibly replaced, meaning it will be closed indefinitely. ....

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DNREC to Begin Construction on Pomeroy Trail  Lighting in White Clay Creek State Park

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin construction this week on new lighting along the Pomeroy Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The $98,000 project includes installation of 11 light ....

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DNREC to Host Auburn Valley Master Plan Community Meeting

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a community meeting to discuss updates to the Auburn Valley Master Plan, including current and future recreational, residential and commercial developments that are part of ....

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Governor Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Encourage Reading This Fall

September marks Library Card Sign-up Month, Free Story Walks in each county WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney on Friday encouraged students and families to read throughout the school ....

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DNREC to Begin Construction on Fort Delaware Enhancements

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin construction this week on several projects at Fort Delaware State Park that will improve visitor experience. All areas of the fort normally open to ....

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Delaware State Parks to Reduce Lifeguard Hours at Some Swimming Beaches

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reduce the lifeguarding hours at two of its Delaware State Parks ocean swimming beaches starting next week. From Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Sept. 3, ....

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DNREC to Host White Clay Creek State Park Master Plan Public Meeting

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a virtual meeting for the public to review and comment on the White Clay Creek State Park Master Plan proposed final draft from 5:30 ....

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Delaware State Parks Named a Finalist in National Competition for Excellence

Delaware’s state parks abound with offerings for visitors, along with history and beautiful views like the World War II-era fire control towers along Delaware’s Atlantic coast. /DNREC Photo Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ....

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Delaware State Parks Fee Season to Begin March 1

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds visitors to Delaware State Parks that 2021 entrance fees will be in effect starting Monday, March 1 through Nov. 30. State park entrance fees for vehicles ....

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DNREC to Temporarily Close Park Offices Starting Dec. 24

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close all park offices within Delaware State Parks starting Thursday, Dec. 24 through Jan. 11, 2021, to limit the spread of COVID-19. The closures coincide ....

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DNREC to Temporarily Close Delaware State Parks Nature Centers Starting Dec. 14

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that it will close all nature centers within Delaware State Parks starting Monday, Dec. 14 through Jan. 11, 2021, to limit the spread of ....

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DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Open Saturday

Safety Measures, Including Limited Capacity and Hours, in Effect Until Further Notice  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Saturday, July 11, with measures ....

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DNREC announces 15,500 surf-fishing permits issued this year, restricts sales locations

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announces it has issued 15,500 of this year’s 17,000 available surf-fishing permits. In 2019, the Delaware’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Council established a 17,000 cap on annual ....

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DNREC to resume state park campground rentals June 1

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its campgrounds in Delaware State Parks Monday in response to Governor John Carney’s removal of the emergency ban on short-term rental units starting June 1. ....

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Beach restrictions to be lifted, visitor numbers limited in state parks for Memorial Day weekend

Delawareans will resume activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted by the Governor effective Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. ....

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DNREC acquires additional acreage for Fork Branch Nature Preserve

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently acquired 41 acres of land adjacent to the Fork Branch Nature Preserve in Dover. The property includes agricultural fields, wetlands and young forest, ....

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