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Public Encouraged to Avoid the Urge to ‘Rescue’ Young Wildlife

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Wildlife watchers in Delaware this time of year are apt to happen upon young animals, particularly deer fawns, that appear to have been left alone, even abandoned in their natural environment – and “So tiny, so helpless…so cute!”, they look very much like they need rescuing by a kind public hand or two. Almost always, that’s not the case – …

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DNREC Announces Fees, Passes for Use of Deauville Beach

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DNREC’s proposed user fees for Deauville Beach have been approved by the Parks and Recreation Council and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. A daily entrance fee or a Deauville annual pass will be required for use of the beach from Memorial Day weekend though Nov. 30 in 2024. Deauville Beach annual passes will be available for sale starting Wednesday, May …

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Delawareans Can Buy Discounted Compost Bins Online Through State-Initiated Program

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Composting food scraps along with yard waste reduces waste going to Delaware’s landfills and produces organic material that can be used to enrich garden soil. DNREC is encouraging residents to try composting by promoting a community sale of compost bins online. Through strategic bulk purchasing, DNREC is able to offer compost bins, rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices, just …

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The Mezzanine Gallery to exhibit “15,000 Dowels” by Gregg Silvis

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  Wilmington, Del. (May 3, 2024) – The Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery presents Gregg Silvis’ exhibition, “15,000 Dowels,” on view from May 3-31, 2024. Guests are invited to attend a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, May 3 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The title of the exhibition comes from the essential material in this body […] Staff WriterThis post was …

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Nominate a Young Environmentalist for DNREC Awards

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DNREC is calling for nominations for its 2024 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. The awards program recognizes Delaware students who have shown a commitment to environmental advocacy and conservation efforts. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 28, 2024. Staff WriterThis post was originally published on this site

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DNREC, Center for Inland Bays to Partner on ‘Water Family Fest’ and Native Plant Sale Saturday, May 4

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DNREC and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) are partnering again to host Water Family Fest and Native Plant Sale at James Farm Ecological Preserve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4. James Farm is located at 30048 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. Since 2019, Water Family Fest highlights the work done by DNREC’s Division …