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DNREC and Partners Earn Award for Living Shoreline ProjectDate Posted: September 8, 2021
Delaware Receives $10.8 Million to Improve Access to Affordable Health Coverage through Reinsurance ProgramDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Auditor McGuiness to Hold Town Halls on Spending of American Rescue Plan FundsDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Nominations Open for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards; Submission Deadline is Sept. 27Date Posted: September 7, 2021
DNREC to Begin Construction on Fort Delaware EnhancementsDate Posted: September 7, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept. 3, 2021: Hospitalizations, Cases Continue Concerning Trend UpwardDate Posted: September 3, 2021
DPH Announces First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Delaware Since 2018Date Posted: September 3, 2021
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DNREC Announces Photo Contest WinnersDate Posted: September 3, 2021
Elsmere Woman Charged With Animal CrueltyDate Posted: September 2, 2021
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Historical Affairs Programs In September 2021Date Posted: September 1, 2021
EDGE Grants Competition Reopens To Benefit Delaware Small BusinessesDate Posted: September 1, 2021
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Severe Weather Possible Wednesday into ThursdayDate Posted: August 31, 2021
$12.3 Million in Health Insurance Rebates for Individuals and Small BusinessesDate Posted: August 31, 2021
DCRPT, DSP indict Trooper for phantom ticket schemeDate Posted: August 31, 2021
Flag Lowering for International Overdose Awareness DayDate Posted: August 30, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Peninsula” by Jason JellickDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Auditor McGuiness: Survey Shows Predatory PBM Practices Destroying Independent PharmaciesDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Secretary of State Announces Appointment of Executive Director of Public Service CommissionDate Posted: August 30, 2021
DNREC to Present Sea Level Rise and Adaptation Webinar Sept. 14Date Posted: August 30, 2021
Delaware Libraries Announces Northstar Digital Literacy ToolDate Posted: August 30, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 27, 2021: Seven-Day Average For Positive Cases Surpasses 350Date Posted: August 27, 2021
DCRPT secures convictions against ex-Connections employeeDate Posted: August 27, 2021
DNREC Announces New Delaware State Parks LeadersDate Posted: August 27, 2021
State Auditor McGuiness Finds Second Long-Term Care Facility to be ‘Unauditable’Date Posted: August 26, 2021
Highmark Increases 2022 Affordable Care Act Marketplace PremiumsDate Posted: August 26, 2021
Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in SeptemberDate Posted: August 26, 2021
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Delaware’s 23rd Annual Chautauqua From Sept. 9–12, 2021Date Posted: August 23, 2021
Guided Visitation To The African Burial Ground At The John Dickinson PlantationDate Posted: August 23, 2021
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Sen. Carper, Gov. Carney, Conservation Groups Hail Christina River Project and Delaware Watershed Conservation FundDate Posted: August 20, 2021
Middletown Women Charged With Animal Cruelty  Date Posted: August 20, 2021
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Emphasizes Planning Ahead for a Safer Labor DayDate Posted: August 20, 2021
Delaware State Parks to Reduce Lifeguard Hours at Some Swimming BeachesDate Posted: August 20, 2021
Governor Carney Signs House Bill 100Date Posted: August 19, 2021
DNREC Seeks Volunteers for Delaware Coastal Cleanup Sept. 11Date Posted: August 19, 2021
Auditor McGuiness Applauds Protect Our Care Rally, Reiterates Call for Express Scripts to Give Taxpayers Back $24.5MDate Posted: August 18, 2021
Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Announces National Improper Marketing of Health Plans Working GroupDate Posted: August 18, 2021
DNREC to Revise Bundicks Branch Flood Risk Map in Sussex CountyDate Posted: August 17, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 14 2021: Positive Cases and Hospitalizations Increasing, Regular Testing EncouragedDate Posted: August 14, 2021
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Be Part of the Solution to Pollution in the Inland Bays Aug. 28 Boat Captains Needed to VolunteerDate Posted: August 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Updates for Long-Term Care Facilities, Health Care Facilities, and State EmployeesDate Posted: August 12, 2021
Division of Small Business awards EDGE Grants to 15 Delaware companiesDate Posted: August 11, 2021
2021 State Assessment Results ReleasedDate Posted: August 10, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools, Child Care, State FacilitiesDate Posted: August 10, 2021
Delaware Seeks Data on Climate Change’s Impact on InsuranceDate Posted: August 9, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 6, 2021: Positive Case Numbers Continue to Rise and Delta Variant Continues to DominateDate Posted: August 6, 2021
Delaware to Solicit Projects for Water Quality FundingDate Posted: August 6, 2021
Vote Georgetown Lewes Trail and Junction and Breakwater Pathway into 2021 Rail – Trail Hall of FameDate Posted: August 5, 2021
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August 5, 2021 – COVID19 Press BriefingDate Posted: August 4, 2021
DSCYF Shares Redesigned WebsiteDate Posted: August 3, 2021
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates to State’s COVID-19 Testing ProgramDate Posted: August 3, 2021
Hunters Reminded of Basic Hunter Education Course RequirementsDate Posted: August 3, 2021
King of Prussia Man Indicted In Murder InvestigationDate Posted: August 2, 2021
DNREC Dives Into National Water Quality MonthDate Posted: August 2, 2021
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Governor Carney Signs House Bill 86Date Posted: July 30, 2021
DNREC Honors Young Environmentalists, Volunteer of the Year, Youth Fishing Winner at Delaware State FairDate Posted: July 30, 2021
CONSUMER ALERT: Philips CPAP, BiPAP, Mechanical Ventilators RecalledDate Posted: July 29, 2021
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DNREC Accepting Community Water Project ProposalsDate Posted: July 28, 2021
Free school meals to continue in upcoming academic yearDate Posted: July 28, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Senate Bill 127Date Posted: July 27, 2021
New Kirkwood Park Playground Dedicated on City of Wilmington’s East SideDate Posted: July 27, 2021
Historical Affairs to Sponsor 2 Programs in August 2021Date Posted: July 27, 2021
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Weekly COVID-19 Update – JULY 23, 2021: Delaware Sees Uptick In New COVID-19 CasesDate Posted: July 23, 2021
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Forest Service Awards $40,000 to Fire CompaniesDate Posted: July 22, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Clean Water for Delaware ActDate Posted: July 22, 2021
COVID Vaccine Locations, Testing, In-Home and School-Based TestingDate Posted: July 22, 2021
AG Jennings Announces $26 Billion Agreement With Opioid Distributors/ManufacturerDate Posted: July 22, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Body Camera LegislationDate Posted: July 21, 2021
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Information Session for White Creek Dredging Project to be Held on July 28Date Posted: July 20, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15Date Posted: July 19, 2021
DPH Announces COVID-19 $15M Testing Partnership With Quidel In SchoolsDate Posted: July 19, 2021
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Division of Small Business Announces Market Pressure Relief Fund Available for State ContractorsDate Posted: July 15, 2021
Delaware Captive Insurance Legislation Signed by GovernorDate Posted: July 15, 2021

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Delaware’s Sassafras Landing living shoreline, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, has been recognized as one of the 2021 Best Restored Shores by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).
A method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands, living shorelines absorb storm energy, build habitat and protect property while reducing the potential for shoreline erosion issues. They also filter pollutants to improve water quality.
ASBPA cited the project, located on DNREC’s Assawoman Wildlife Area in Frankford, as one that successfully improved the area’s resiliency to sea level rise by increasing protection to the “35-Acre Pond,” an impoundment on the wildlife area, restoring surrounding salt marsh, and reducing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in the adjacent Miller Creek.
“We are pleased to receive this prestigious honor from the ASBPA,” said DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship Environmental Scientist Alison Rogerson. “We determined the best approach was to use the environmental-friendly living shoreline technique when we began the project in 2018. Working together with CIB, we created a living shoreline that has increased the pond’s ability to adapt to rising sea levels, reduce pollution and create habitat.”
The project was completed in June 2019, with help from two dozen volunteers who planted 5,200 plugs of native marsh grass. Since then, the marsh grass has thrived and successfully weathered several coastal storms. The plants have thickened, wildlife have been spotted using the new habitat and the freshwater “35-Acre Pond” is protected from a breach by salt water.
“The living shoreline at Sassafras Landing will serve as one of the Center for the Inland Bays’ living shoreline demonstration sites,” said Chris Bason, CIB executive director. “These projects showcase a variety of living shoreline techniques, enhance wetland habitat, and provide opportunities to educate the public and marine contractors on the ecological benefits of using nature-based tactics to protect and restore eroding shorelines.”
DNREC collaborated with the Center and Cardno civil engineering services to design the project, and provided funds and materials including stone, rock, sand and plants, along with a construction crew from the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife. The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship also provided design assistance, surveying and signage for the project.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DelawareDNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
About the Center for the Inland BaysThe Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994, and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the Center works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed. Learn more at inlandbays.org.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Delaware’s Sassafras Landing living shoreline, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, has been recognized as one of the 2021 Best Restored Shores by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).
A method of shoreline stabilization and protection for wetlands, living shorelines absorb storm energy, build habitat and protect property while reducing the potential for shoreline erosion issues. They also filter pollutants to improve water quality.
ASBPA cited the project, located on DNREC’s Assawoman Wildlife Area in Frankford, as one that successfully improved the area’s resiliency to sea level rise by increasing protection to the “35-Acre Pond,” an impoundment on the wildlife area, restoring surrounding salt marsh, and reducing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in the adjacent Miller Creek.
“We are pleased to receive this prestigious honor from the ASBPA,” said DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship Environmental Scientist Alison Rogerson. “We determined the best approach was to use the environmental-friendly living shoreline technique when we began the project in 2018. Working together with CIB, we created a living shoreline that has increased the pond’s ability to adapt to rising sea levels, reduce pollution and create habitat.”
The project was completed in June 2019, with help from two dozen volunteers who planted 5,200 plugs of native marsh grass. Since then, the marsh grass has thrived and successfully weathered several coastal storms. The plants have thickened, wildlife have been spotted using the new habitat and the freshwater “35-Acre Pond” is protected from a breach by salt water.
“The living shoreline at Sassafras Landing will serve as one of the Center for the Inland Bays’ living shoreline demonstration sites,” said Chris Bason, CIB executive director. “These projects showcase a variety of living shoreline techniques, enhance wetland habitat, and provide opportunities to educate the public and marine contractors on the ecological benefits of using nature-based tactics to protect and restore eroding shorelines.”
DNREC collaborated with the Center and Cardno civil engineering services to design the project, and provided funds and materials including stone, rock, sand and plants, along with a construction crew from the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife. The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship also provided design assistance, surveying and signage for the project.
About DNRECThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities and educates Delawareans about the environment. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DelawareDNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
About the Center for the Inland BaysThe Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994, and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the Center works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed. Learn more at inlandbays.org.
Media Contacts: Nikki Lavoie, nikki.lavoie@delaware.gov; Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov
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