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Governor Markell Helps Dedicate PSEG Milford Solar Farm

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:31pm
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.

Governor's 2013 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award Winners Honored

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:22pm
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.

Secretary Murphy to Recognize 80 Top Seniors

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:30pm
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.

DNREC Celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with a Rain Barrel Sale and Conservation Exhibits

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:23am
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

Delaware's Infant Mortality Drops Almost 14 Percent since 2000

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:01am
Lt. Governor Launches Safe Sleep Campaign for infants to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Fifty Percent of Sexually Active People Will Get STDs By Age 25

Test Feed - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:01am
To prevent the spread of STDs, the Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends that parents talk to their youth about preventing infection.

2014 Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Winners Announced

Test Feed - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:15pm
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.

DNREC's DuPont Nature Center Celebrates Earth Day on April 20

Test Feed - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 3:49pm
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.

New Broadkill River Watershed Report Details Wetland Health, Management Recommendations

Test Feed - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 3:46pm
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.

Enjoy the Fifth Annual White Clay "CREEK FEST"

Test Feed - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 12:58pm
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.

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Today to Honor Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombings

Test Feed - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:30am
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

Test Feed - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:05pm
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.

Delaware to Assist Manufactured Homeowners

Test Feed - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:05pm
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.

Training Workshop on Managing Invasive Plants Set for April 24

Test Feed - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:24pm
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.

Delaware Coalition against Domestic Violence Receives Two Federal Grant Awards

Test Feed - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:01am
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).

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: April 3-9

Test Feed - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:44am
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.

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Portions of Kent County Now Available

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 3:37pm
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).

Four Charged in Criminal Mischief Incident at Phillips Landing Monument

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 3:14pm
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.

Community Involvement Advisory Council to Meet April 16

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:56pm
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.

Governor's Weekly Message: Marriage Equality - Writing the Next Chapter in History

Test Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:34pm
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.
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