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"Where Does Your Water Shed?" Conservation Stewardship Week Materials Available To Educators and Group Leaders

Test Feed - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:15am
DOVER (March 28, 2013) - The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD) encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of Delaware's natural resources during its annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has proclaimed April 28 to May 5 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week, marking the 58th year of the national event, with 2013 theme "Where Does Your Water Shed?"

'Take a Kid Fishing!' Dates Announced by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:31pm
DOVER (March 27, 2013) - Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand as an angler at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife's Take a Kid Fishing! program, you'll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.

Secretary Murphy Announces Teacher Appreciation Student Essay Contest

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:30am
Secretary of Education Mark Murphy encourages children to tell him how their public school teachers are giving them the American Dream. Students should share their thoughts in 350 words or fewer and submit by Friday, April 19th.

DNREC's Division of Parks and Recreation Holds Lifeguard Tryouts

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:59am
DOVER (March 27, 2013) - Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol is actively searching for qualified applicants to fill ocean lifeguard positions at five of Delaware's premier swimming beaches in Sussex County. Tryouts for interested applicants will be held at the Freeman Fitness Center at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach at 8 a.m. on April 2 and 27. There is no pre-registration necessary. Interested individuals may simply attend the tryout of their choice.

DSHA Awarded $5.1 Million To Create Housing For The Disabled

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:35am
Delaware awarded $5.1 million to create and sustain 170 units of affordable housing over five years for persons with disabilities through the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.

2013 Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Winners Announced

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:14am
DOVER (March 27, 2013) - On March 23, artistic entries from students in grades K through 12 throughout the state were judged in the 2013 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Winners are on display at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center near Milton now through Saturday, March 30.

Upstate Trout Season to Open April 6 in Six New Castle County Streams

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:05am
DOVER (March 27, 2013) - Delaware's spring 2013 upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County - White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek - will be stocked and ready with thousands of rainbow and brown trout, including some trophy-sized fish. Trout stocking will continue on a regular weekly basis through Thursday, May 2.

First State Heritage Park Offers "MythBusting" at the John Bell House

Test Feed - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 8:53am
DOVER (March 27, 2013) - Were people really shorter in the 18th century? Is it true that people in colonial times never bathed? The truth behind these and other historical myths is revealed on Saturday, April 6 during First Saturdays in the First State, presented by First State Heritage Park from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the John Bell House on The Green in Dover.

Killens Pond hosts 4th Annual Spring Fling on April 6

Test Feed - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 2:46pm
FELTON (March 26, 2013) - Killens Pond State Park will host its annual Spring Fling from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This family-friendly program will feature hayrides, vendors, live demonstrations, games, activities and a mega-inflatable. Music will be provided from noon to 2 p.m. by Joe Baione.

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Black Drum Management Plan on April 2

Test Feed - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 2:43pm
DOVER (March 26, 2013) - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a public hearing in Delaware at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, to gather public comment on its draft Interstate Fishery Management Plan for black drum.

Delaware Names State's First Green Ribbon Schools

Test Feed - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:00am
The Green Ribbon program recognizes schools for exemplary achievement and considerable progress in three areas: 1) reducing environmental impact and costs; 2) improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and 3) providing effective environmental and sustainability education by incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), civic skills and green career pathways.

Delaware Launches State's First Windows 8 App With Delaware Fresh

Test Feed - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:56am
The popular Delaware Fresh farm-market location app is now available for Windows 8, iPhone and Android platforms.

Delaware Farmers' Market Season Soon to Begin

Test Feed - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 7:57am
The Delaware farmers' market season will launch this month featuring new markets in Dover and Bellefonte, with farmers and markets fresh off a record-setting nearly $2 million sales season last year.

Public Workshop - SR 1 Widening, SR 273 to the Roth Bridge

Test Feed - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Dover -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will be holding a public workshop to obtain comments from surrounding businesses and the general public for the Route 1 Widening, Route 273 to the Roth Bridge Project.

New DSCYF Secretary Jennifer Ranji Sworn In

Test Feed - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 2:08pm
The State agency responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children throughout Delaware has a new leader, as Jennifer Ranji is sworn in as the 7th Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF).

Governor Declares April 1-7 'Horse Appreciation Days' as Delaware Horse Expo Set

Test Feed - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:10am
To recognize the long heritage and broad impact of Delaware's equine industry, Governor Jack Markell has declared April 1-7 as Horse Appreciation Days in Delaware.

Delaware Celebrates Newborn Screening Program

Test Feed - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:01am
The Division of Public Health is celebrating fifty years of the newborn screening program by hosting an exhibit which highlights how screenings save lives.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter March 13-20

Test Feed - Mon, 03/25/2013 - 6:34am
The Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents made 555 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public,

Snow and Slush Still on Some Roads in Delaware

Test Feed - Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:00pm
As the evening commute approaches, drivers should know that while the primary roads are clear of snow and slush, there still may be slick spots on back roads in the state.

Recycling grants, loans available for Delaware commercial sector; Applications due by March 28

Test Feed - Fri, 03/22/2013 - 4:50pm
DOVER (March 22, 2013) - Applications are being accepted through March 28 for Universal Recycling grants and low interest loans for Delaware's commercial sector to assist them in collecting, transporting, processing and marketing recyclables.
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