Tag: health and safety

DNREC Seeks Volunteers for Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 17

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hosting the 35th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at 41 sites statewide to help keep the state’s beaches and waterways free of trash. The...

DNREC, Division of Public Health Offer Tips About Ticks

With spring heading into summer – prime time for ticks as well as for people getting outdoors – the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has partnered with the Division of Public Health within the Delaware Departme...

Public Encouraged to Avoid ‘Rescuing’ Young Wildlife

DNREC wants the public to be aware that the best thing to do when encountering young wildlife of any species is to leave the animals alone The post Public Encouraged to Avoid ‘Rescuing’ Young Wildlife appeared first on State of Delaware News.

DNREC, DEMA Sponsor Delaware Flood Awareness Week

Governor John Carney has proclaimed May 9 through 13 Delaware Flood Awareness Week to inform residents about flood risk, likelihood of flooding from extreme weather events brought on by climate change, the importance of having a flood insurance policy,...

DNREC’s Monitoring Shows Overall Good Air Quality in Delaware

For National Air Quality Awareness Week, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today visited the air monitoring station at MLK Jr. Boulevard in Wilmington. The post DNREC’s Monitoring Shows Overall Good Air Quality in Delaware appeared first on State of Dela...

Sewer Break Discharges Wastewater into Christina River

The New Castle County Department of Public Works repaired a force main break, which caused wastewater to overflow and spill into the Nonesuch Creek and Christina River. The overflow occurred when the force main ruptured near 419 Old Airport Road in New...

DNREC Mosquito Control Section to Begin Spraying Woodland Pools

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature (larval) mosquitoes on Wednesday, March 16, weather permitting. The post DNREC Mosquito Control Secti...

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 to Close, Redu...

Sewage Spill Suspends Shellfish Harvesting in Rehoboth Bay

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today issued an emergency closure of commercial and recreational shellfish harvest of oysters, clams and mussels in the Rehoboth Bay after a spill from a residential sewer line in t...

Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Late October through November is prime time for increased white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead, especially after the Nov. 7 change fro...

DNREC, DPH Offer Tips About Ticks

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health have launched new web pages to educate the public about ticks, including where they are found, how to identify different t...

DNREC to Hold Pharmaceutical Rule Training Webinar

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a training webinar Tuesday, June 22 to provide guidance for the state’s Pharmaceutical Rule adopted in January 2021, addressing changes to management standards for hazardo...

Delaware Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week May 3 to 7

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joins national organizations to recognize Air Quality Awareness Week on May 3 to 7. The national theme for 2021 is “Healthy Air – Important for Everyone!”

Sewer Break Discharges Water into St. Jones River

The Kent County Levy Court Public Works is currently addressing a force main break, causing wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River. The public should avoid contact with the water in the St. Jones.