First Day Hikes in MD

December 28, 2016
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A number of Maryland State Parks will be participating in First Day Hikes on January 1, 2017.
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Suicide Prevention Grant to Fund Tri-County Programs via Worcester Health

December 28, 2016
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The Worcester County Health Department, on behalf of the Lower Eastern Shore Suicide Prevention Coalition (LESSPC), received a grant this fall from the Rural Maryland Council.
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Delaware State Parks launches new Children in Nature initiative with monthly outdoor themes

December 27, 2016
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In an effort to encourage more Delaware children to enjoy the outdoors and outdoor-related activity year-round, the Delaware Children in Nature Coalition, of which DNREC is a member, will highlight an “Outdoor Theme of the Month” beginning in January 2017.
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Suspect Sought in Wicomico County Homicide

December 27, 2016
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Maryland State Police are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of a man in Wicomico County last night.
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Christmas tree recycling, a Delaware post-holiday tradition, carries on across Delaware for 2016/17

December 26, 2016
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Take your tree to a yard waste site or contact your waste collector for opportunities to give back to the environment through recycling
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2016
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Wishing Every one a Very Merry Christmas - Hoping that Santa has you on the nice list this year
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Brandywine Zoo’s tiger to be transferred to Bronx Zoo; Public invited to say farewell

December 23, 2016
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The Brandywine Zoo’s Amur tiger, Zhanna, is scheduled to be transferred to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York early in January 2017, according to DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation in partnership with zoo officials and the Delaware Zoological Society.
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Are you AWARE? – Delaware Wildlife Area Restrictions

December 23, 2016
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With the holidays come days off from work and school, and Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind wildlife area visitors – especially those with brand-new ATVs or dirt bikes – of restrictions on driving motor vehicles on state wildlife areas and public roads.
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Community Crab Basket Christmas Tree in Rock Hall

December 22, 2016
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After several friends suggested to the Town of Rock Hall and Mayor Brian Jones that a Community Crab Basket Christmas Tree be constructed for the holiday season, a master plan was quickly put in to motion for a new Rock Hall tradition.
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MD State Police Response To Storm Related Crashes

December 18, 2016
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From midnight Friday, December 16th until midnight yesterday, Maryland state troopers responded to 377 traffic crashes. Of those, 56 involved personal injury, 131 involved disabling damage to one or more vehicles and 190 were crashes in which the vehicles involved sustained only minor damage and could be driven from the scene. During...
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Lighthouse overnights in St. Michaels this spring

December 14, 2016
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Youth groups can now reserve spring dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, March 31 through June 24, 2017 with advanced reservations needed for groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones.
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Spence Baptist Church Annual Community Christmas Service

December 14, 2016
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Please join us for our annual COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SERVICE this Sunday, December 18th 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Snow Hill Middle School as we celebrate the season!
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Delaware poultry farmer named 2016 Nuffield International Farming Scholar

December 14, 2016
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Dover-area poultry farmer Georgie Cartanza is the first United States recipient of a Nuffield International Scholarship, one of 90 farmers from around the world to participate in the global agricultural scholarship program.
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Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters to be aware of shared hunting grounds during overlapping seasons

December 12, 2016
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that a variety of game species are in season from now until February, and to be aware of other hunters who may be using diverse hunting methods while pursuing different game animals.
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Delaware unveils final bee protection plan​

December 5, 2016
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Delaware's new pollinator protection plan outlines strategies, best practices, techniques and resources that beekeepers, farmers, landowners and pesticide applicators can use to help protect and enhance bees and other pollinators, the Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today.
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Search Underway On Shore For Police Impersonators Who Assaulted And Robbed Driver In Worcester Co.

December 2, 2016
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Maryland State Police are searching for three suspects who reportedly impersonated police officers when they stopped a woman traveling through Worcester County yesterday evening and assaulted her before taking money and jewelry.
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Are you AWARE? Delaware’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Remind Boaters of Hypothermia Dangers

December 2, 2016
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Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind the boating public that with fall weather comes cooler air and water temperatures, putting those who hunt, fish or cruise our waterways at risk from hypothermia if they fall overboard.
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DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners

November 30, 2016
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the first-place winner and five top entries chosen from its 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
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DNREC Secretary urges wise water use and conservation as drought conditions continue in northern Delaware

November 23, 2016
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With little yield of precipitation during the current stretch of weather – particularly unseasonable warmth as recently experienced in northern New Castle County and adjacent southeastern Pennsylvania – DNREC Secretary David Small reminds Delawareans that water conservation practices are a year-round action contributing to the continued good health of the state’s water supplies.
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New state park annual pass sales postponed at Cape Henlopen State Park office

November 23, 2016
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Annual state park pass sales at Cape Henlopen State Park will be postponed this year due to ongoing renovation of the park office, Division of Parks & Recreation officials announced today. In-person purchases of park passes begin at parks statewide Nov. 28, 2016.
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