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Registration open now for vendors, exhibitors at the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

August 28, 2015
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Vendors, artisans and educational exhibitors are invited to participate in the eighth annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend. Reservations for taking part are being accepted now by the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) for the rain-or-shine event,...
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Military veterans and their family members urged to sign up for new Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps

August 26, 2015
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Applications are being accepted now from military veterans and/or their family members to work in a new conservation program offered by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. The program, “Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps – Veterans Corps,” is part of the AmeriCorps National Service Program. It will engage veterans and military family members in...
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Reserve your campsite and sign up now to compete in the first-ever state championship barbeque cook-off at Delaware Seashore State Park

August 25, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will host the first-ever “Boo-B-Que By the Sea,” a two-day statewide barbeque cook-off competition beginning Friday, Oct. 30, at Delaware Seashore State Park. The event will also feature the first live auction for low digit surf fishing tags on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
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New bridge will replace damaged Rocky Run Bridge in Brandywine Creek State Park

July 20, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has announced that construction of a new bridge will begin this month to replace the historic Rocky Run Bridge in Brandywine Creek State Park.
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Delaware Capital Campout at Brandywine Creek State Park

July 10, 2015
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Governor Jack Markell, First Lady Carla Markell, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ray Bivens and Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, will welcome dozens of first-time campers to Brandywine Creek State Park this evening for the first Delaware Capital Campout. The two-day, free-of-charge campout introduces young people and their...
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Gordons Pond Trail on Cape Henlopen closed temporarily Tuesday, June 30, 2015 for mosquito control spraying

June 29, 2015
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DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section plans to spray insecticide for mosquito larvae Tuesday morning within Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park, weather permitting, which will necessitate the temporary closure of the Gordons Pond Trail adjacent to the state parks from 6 - 9 a.m. tomorrow.
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DNREC-sponsored Reclaim Our River Nanticoke Series offers Eco Paddle and BBQ June 27, 2015 in Laurel

June 19, 2015
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The tranquil waters of Riverfront Park in Laurel will be the setting Saturday, June 27, 2015 for the second-annual Eco Paddle canoe and kayak exploration and education float trip on the Nanticoke River.
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Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 13, 2015

June 11, 2015
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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 11th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2015.
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Aquires Priority Land for Sea Level Rise Adaption

May 21, 2015
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Conservation efforts at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) are very different than those at other protected wildlife areas across the country. Since the 1930s, approximately 5,000 acres of tidal marsh have been lost due to sea level rise, subsidence, erosion and impacts from invasive species. In a landscape that continues to change, the U.S....
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Pedestrian bridge, parking lot for providing access to Alapocas Run State Park will close May 4, 2015 at Sunset for up to Two Weeks

May 4, 2015
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A pedestrian bridge over the Brandywine Creek that provides access to Alapocas Run State Park from the Rockford Road area, along with an adjacent parking lot at the Bancroft Mills complex, will close at sunset today while a building at the complex that burned in a fire over the weekend is demolished.
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