Tag: Office of the Secretary

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 Launches New Residential Solar Pilot Program

Low- to moderate-income homeowners who qualify can get help with the cost of installing solar panels through a new two-year pilot program from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control set to launch July 1. The post DNREC L...

Enhanced Plastic Carryout Bag Ban in Effect July 1, 2022

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reminds retail shoppers in the state their options are soon to change for packaging groceries and consumer goods. The post Enhanced Plastic Carryout Bag Ban in Effect July 1, 2022 a...

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...

DNREC Names Two to Leadership Roles

Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced changes today to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s leadership structure, selecting Steven Smailer as new director of DNREC’s Division of Water and naming Kim Siegel as chief of ...

US Wind and Ørsted Conducting Offshore Wind Research

Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park will see an increase in activity in the coming months as US Wind and Ørsted, two offshore wind energy development companies, conduct research and collect data to determine the best path forward for their wind pr...

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...

Champion Crowned in 2022 Delaware Junior Solar Sprint

DNREC teams up with the Delaware Technology Student Association for the Delaware Junior Solar Sprint each year. The post Champion Crowned in 2022 Delaware Junior Solar Sprint appeared first on State of Delaware News.

Students Win Contest for Earth Day Videos

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today recognized student winners from throughout the state who won this year’s Earth Day video contest hosted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The post Students Win Contest for E...

Students ‘Make A Splash’ for the Environment

More than 370 students from five elementary schools participated in the annual “Make a Splash” festival Wednesday, an event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources. The post Students ‘Mak...

Volunteers Needed for Christina River Watershed Cleanup April 2

As part of the month-long 2022 Earth Day celebration in April, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joins the Christina Conservancy and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to mobilize volunteers to pick up trash i...

DNREC Invites Delaware Students to Enter Earth Day Video Contest

With Earth Day to be celebrated April 22, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hosting its second annual video contest to educate and engage young people about the importance of environmental protection and inspire ...