MILFORD (April 17, 2013) - Delaware Governor Jack Markell today joined with PSEG Solar Source, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), juwi solar, Inc. (JSI) and Sunolar Power (Sunolar) to dedicate the PSEG Milford Solar Farm. The 15-megawatt facility, located in Milford, Del., is the state's largest solar farm.
DOVER (April 17, 2013) - The Agricultural Museum and Village was the setting for today's Stewardship Week proclamation reading and presentation of the annual Governor's Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards.
Top students from Delaware's public high schools will be honored April 29 as exemplary scholars of the graduating Class of 2013 at the annual Secretary of Education's Scholars Dinner at Dover Downs Hotel.
DOVER (April 17, 2013) - In celebration of the 43rd annual Earth Day, DNREC is holding a rain barrel sale and showcasing conservation exhibits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, April 22 at the agency's Richardson and Robbins Building
Lt. Governor Launches Safe Sleep Campaign for infants to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
To prevent the spread of STDs, the Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends that parents talk to their youth about preventing infection.
DOVER (April 16, 2013) - The results are in, and the winner of both of Delaware's sporting tamp art contests is Indiana artist Jeffrey Klinefelter. His painting of a blue winged teal will become the 2014 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and his painting of brown trout will become the 2014 Delaware Trout Stamp.
SLAUGHTER BEACH (April 16, 2013) - DNREC's DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve near Milford will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the center.
DOVER (April 16, 2013) - DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program announced this week that they have completed the final report on the health of wetlands located in central Sussex County's Broadkill River Watershed.
NEWARK (April 16, 2013) - White Clay Wild and Scenic Program, in partnership with DNREC's Division of Parks and Recreation, United Water Suez Environment and the National Park Service, invites the public to the fifth annual White Clay Creek Fest scheduled for May 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Carpenter Recreation Area in White Clay Creek State Park - just minutes away from University of Delaware's north campus.
Governor Markell ordered flags to be lowered between April 16 and 22 as a mark of respect for the victims of the April 15 bombings in Boston, Massachusetts.
Governor Jack Markell and Lt. Governor Matt Denn Unveil Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Education
Governor Jack Markell and Lt. Governor Matt Denn presented a long-term, strategic plan today to strengthen and sustain Delaware's early childhood system. Developed by the Delaware Early Childhood Council, the plan focuses on whole-child development, family engagement and community collaboration to reach milestones and meet established goals over the next five years.
The new Manufactured Housing Assistance Program (MHAP) has been made available through Delaware Homeowner Relief a partnership of the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and the Delaware Attorney General's Office.
DOVER (April 15, 2013) - A training workshop on preventing and managing invasive plants and supporting healthy habitats will be held 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road in Dover.
U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced the award of $2 million in federal grants focused on addressing and preventing domestic violence as a public health issue to the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV).
DOVER (April 12, 2013) - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents made 1,135 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 12 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks.
DOVER (April 12, 2013) - The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has announced that preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for portions of Kent County have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
LAUREL (April 12, 2013) - On April 9, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents concluded a week-long investigation by making four arrests in connection with an April 1 incident of criminal mischief at the Phillips Landing public boat ramp near Laurel, in which unknown suspects pulled down the Captain John Smith Nanticoke Exploration Monument and damaged four road signs.
DOVER (April 12, 2013) - The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) will hold a meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Smyrna Rest Stop Conference Room, U.S. Route 13 in Smyrna.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell talks about the current momentum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage in Delaware and the important role young people play in moving the issue forward.