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It's #WorldPhotographyDay! 📷 What's your favorite place to photograph in#Delawaree? We've got a few. �oy
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 11 for the 34th annual Delaware #CoastalCleanup! Bring your family and friends to one of 39 cleanup sites statewide to help #KeepDELitterFree. #netDE…
As #NationalWaterQualityMonth continues through August, learn how field crews sample rivers and streams for the National Aquatic Resource Surveys. @EPAregion3 #WaterWednesday 🌊
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If you like bats, now is the time to see the pups. The little ones are flying now so you can watch them as they test their wings and learn to feed themselves. The best thing to do, though, is leave them alone.
We're conducting a floodplain mapping study for Bundicks Branch in Sussex County. Learn how you can provide comments and ask questions about the study, and also learn about floodplain mapping and flood insurance.…
Calling all #educators! Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans & activities, podcasts, online lectures, videos & animations, and much more on our Education website: @USGS_YES #teachers #backtoschool
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Interested in trying out a kayak tour, but don't have much paddling experience? Delaware Seashore State Park is here to help! ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, plus different maneuvers out on the water Aug 20 • 10:00 am.
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Our marsh hibiscuses are in bloom! Ranging from white to deep red, the blooms only last 1-2 days, but new flowers are produced over the span of about one month. When you stop by the St. Jones Reserve, check out our rain garden and see how many marsh hibiscus flowers you can see.
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#ICYMI, last month @JohnCarneyDE signed the Clean Water for #Delaware Act. With it, we've started the Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. Learn more about this initiative at #netDE
COVID-19 Update Starting Monday, August 16, state employees and visitors to Delaware state facilities must wear masks indoors, consistent with CDC guidance. This applies to all individuals, regardless of their vaccination status. Official press release:
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Did you know Delaware has a state fossil? Test your knowledge of water quality in the First State at
You can donate items that are in good condition, but do NOT put plastic toys in your recycling cart. #RecycleRightDE
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Learn the 'dunes' and don'ts of visiting the beach this summer. Help us protect #Delaware's beach dunes by staying on designated paths and keeping off the dunes. Check out more tips at
Do you want to enjoy a day on the water and help the environment at the same time? The #Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is looking for volunteers with boats to be part of the annual Inland Bays Clean Up. #netDE #KeepDELitterFree…
State agency staff responsible for drinking water regulations? Join us and @ASDWAorg for the 18th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop: Small Systems Challenges and Solutions:… #EPAsdsw21
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For National Water Quality month, dive into this quiz to see how much you really know about this important resource in Delaware.
In an emergency, will you get the message so you can stay safe? Since there is a national test of the IPAWS today, we thought that it might be helpful to explain more about the system, how it works, why it's important, and what you should do to make sure you receive alerts.
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It's hot out there and it's still ozone season! Is the air quality OK for you to go outside? Find out before you hit the outdoors at
Aug. 16 is the registration deadline for the upcoming Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event at Trap Pond State Park on Aug. 21. There are still a few spots left so it's not too late to register ladies! Visit the BOW website for details:…
August is National Water Quality Month! Celebrate by learning where your water comes from and finding out more about what we do at DNREC to manage and protect #Delaware’s water resources. 💧B
Clapper rails, saltmarsh sparrows and other marsh birds in #Delaware are facing many challenges. How are they faring? Learn more in #OutdoorDE.…
#DYK dunes are constantly on the move? They can slump and erode, supplying sand to the beach. Or, they can trap windblown sand from the beach, becoming taller and wider. Learn more about how we manage these ever-changing features: #netDE
Do you need help with requesting financial assistance for a wastewater and drinking water infrastructure project in #Delaware? Join our virtual public workshop on Wednesday!…
August is National Water Quality Month! Take our water quality quiz to learn more about this vital resource in #Delaware. #netDE
In August, we celebrate #NationalWaterQualityMonth! Safe water is vital for public health, habitat, drinking water and developing thriving economies. 🌊🐟🌊 Our EPA scientists conduct surveys to assess the status of the nation’s waterbodies. Learn…a1XH
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Looking for something different to do this summer? Check out some or all of Delaware's 22 beautiful lighthouses! Pictured here is the Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse in Lewes. Visit… to learn the history of each lighthouse!
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Happy National Lighthouse Day. What's your favorite #Delaware lighthouse?
The DE Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program will be hosting a small-scale workshop at Trap Pond State Park on Saturday, August 21. Learn more about the course below and register today!…
Clapper rails, saltwater sparrows and other marsh birds in #Delaware are facing many challenges. How are they faring? Learn more in #OutdoorDE.…
Lewes’ living shoreline uses natural materials to protect coast…
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Living shorelines are eco-friendly alternatives
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Press event today to celebrate a 160-foot addition to a #livingshoreline in Lewes, DE. Thanks to @DelawareDNREC @DE_Wetlands @USFWS @HistoricLewes, and city of Lewes!
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We celebrated the completion of the Lewes Canal project, a joint effort to enhance an existing living shoreline with additional natural materials. Learn more!…
Discover what's going on with green infrastructure in the first state! Take a tour of the living shorelines throughout Delaware to learn more on how to protect your property from erosion and climate change. #dewetlands…
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Living shorelines are the preferred approach to shoreline stabilization, but there is no one-size-fits-all method for designing, installing, and maintaining a living shoreline. This guide breaks down the process into six basic steps.…
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August is National Water Quality Month! Test how deep your water knowledge goes by diving into this quiz: #Delaware #netDE
August is #WaterQualityMonth! The DRB Compact directs the DRBC to take the lead on #DelawareRiver Basin water quality matters by adopting regulations to abate existing pollution & control future pollution. We take that mandate very seriously. Learn more:…
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Dive into National Water Quality Month with us! Test your water quality knowledge in #Delaware with this interactive quiz!
Clean water advocacy groups in partnership with legislators and DNREC are making plans to use the recently signed Clean Water Act, to bring clean water to all Delawareans. #becauselocalmatters @47abc
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We'd like to recognize Richard Morris of New Castle County as this year's DNREC Volunteer of the Year! 🏆 Find out all that Richard has done for us…d. Thank you, Richard, for your hard work and support!0
With fall hunting seasons approaching, don't forget hunters (born after Jan. 1, 1967) must successfully complete an approved Basic Hunter Education Course to obtain a #Delaware Hunting License.…
In August, #Delaware recognizes National Water Quality Month on a tide of momentum from Governor @JohnCarneyDE’s signing of the Clean Water for Delaware Act, hailed as landmark legislation for ensuring all Delawareans have access to clean water.…
Julia Rial is the high school Young Environmentalist of the Year! Julia has planned beach cleanups and tree plantings, volunteered for James Farm and the Shepard's Office, and founded the #Delaware Youth Chapter of Extinction Rebellion. Way to go! #EduDE…
This year's middle school Young Environmentalist of the Year is Maggie Wieber. Maggie is a member in Kent County's Peach Blossom 4-H Club. She led her club to develop and donate bat boxes to Killens Pond and Trap Pond state parks. Way to go, Maggie! #EduDE…
It is never too early--or late--to get kids outside to experience nature and learn about why it’s worth protecting.
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Meet Rowan Smith, one of the Young Environmentalist of the Year! At Banneker Elementary, she formed a plant club for her class and leads nature walks and plant investigations where she shares facts about #Delaware plants. Way to go, Rowan! #EduDE…
Exciting news! The Georgetown–Lewes Trail and Junction & Breakwater Trail are nominated for the @railstotrails Hall of Fame! Help us win by voting from July 30 to Aug. 6. VOTE:… #RailTrailHOF
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Breakfast with a view. Our sunrise bird surveys always start the weekend off right. Happy Friday from all of us with the @DelawareDNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program. #dewetlands
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