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Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center

The Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center is one of two state shooting ranges managed by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife. It offers trap and skeet shooting, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, and more. Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center 1205 River RoadNew Castle DE 19720302.323.5333 Safety is Paramount
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Delaware Open Space Program

Parks, open space, natural areas, forests, wildlife habitat, greenways, and waterways are all part of Delaware’s environmental legacy – a legacy which is part of everyone’s quality of life. Delaware’s open spaces provide not only a haven for wildlife and native plants, but also a retreat and escape from the work-a-day world and an opportunity
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About Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property while retaining private ownership of the land.
The easement is signed by the landowner and the state agency receiving the easement. The state agency accepts
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Conservation Options for Landowners

We all have that something special that connects us with our natural lands. For some, it is a favorite trail in a forest. For others, it is the beauty and wonder of a heron nesting in our wetlands. For many, it is the beauty of Delaware’s natural lands that reminds us of home. First
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Protected Lands Maps

The Delaware Open Space Program has helped protect tracts of land throughout the state. Below are links to PDF maps of these lands, organized by county and general area.
Explore data about properties protected and/or acquired under the Delaware Open Space Program.
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Delaware Open Space Council

The Delaware Open Space Council was created in 1990, with the passage of the Delaware Land Protection Act (7 Del. C. Chapter 75), to advise the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on all matters relating to the administration, implementation, and financing of the Open Space Program. [column md=”4″ xclass=”col-xs-12
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Bass Tournament Reporting Form

Thank you for reporting on the results of your tournament. Please answer all of the questions below. If a question doesn’t apply to your bass tournament, please enter “N/A” in that field. Please make sure you include your contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail. If you have any questions, please
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DuPont Nature Center Events

The DuPont Nature Center offers educational programs and events from April through September. They include field excursions, lectures and hands-on activities. The DuPont Nature Center is located at the end of Lighthouse Road, at the mouth of the Mispillion River, on the Delaware Bay. For more information, call 302.422.1329. [eme_calendar full=true
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Education & Outreach

The Division of Fish & Wildlife offers a variety of educational and outreach programs.

Education Facilities

DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve DuPont Nature Center Events Aquatic Resource Education Center and Mallard Lodge Facility
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Volunteer with DNREC

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. There are many ways to make a difference, from large group events such as the annual beach grass planting to individual actions such as teaching a child to fish.
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Boating or Fishing Event Application

A Boating/Fishing event permit from Enforcement is required for safety reasons when holding an event on the water. The submission of an application does not guarantee the event will be approved. Do not publicize or promote your event until you receive your notification of acceptance. The permit issued by Enforcement does not authorize the use
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Boating Safety Volunteers

The Office of Boating Safety and Education promotes and supports the public’s effort to become better informed about boating safety. With the help of volunteers, the Office has successfully certified thousands of students. Each year the demand to educate the boating public grows; the Office constantly is searching for new boating volunteers. Qualified volunteers
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Boating Safety for Kids

The Office of Boating Safety and Education takes great pride in educating Delaware’s youth on boating safety. They offer several programs to get children interested in and learning about boating safety. It’s important to start early so that each youngster is the best and the most knowledgeable boater he or she is capable of becoming.
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Boating Safety Course Schedule

The Office of Boating Safety and Education and its partners offer a Basic Boating Safety Course that meets the Delaware requirement for mandatory boating education. Courses are offered by different partners. Some are one day courses, others are offered over several days. The full course must be completed to earn certification. For more information,
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Boating Safety

The Office of Boating Safety and Education’s mission is to develop individual awareness, skills, commitment to safe responsible behavior, and constructive actions in safe boating. The goal for students is to be aware of state laws regarding safety violations and how to prevent them from happening while still enjoying Delaware’s waterways.
Persons born
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Boating

Delaware’s ocean and bay waters, rivers, lakes and ponds offer opportunities for boating.
Boating Safety
Boat Registration

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Division of Parks & Recreation

 
Choose Your Outdoor Adventure
  • Alapocas Run State
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    Environmental Career Opportunities for Youth

    A number of our Delaware Children in Nature Coalition Partners offer career programs that connect youth to outdoor jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. Check out the listings below for more information.
    Outdoor Bill of Rights
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    Earth Day 2019

    Earth Day 2019 is Monday, April 22. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a variety of activities and events around Earth Day. Earth Day began in April of 1970, when Americans gathered together to raise awareness of pollution and the effects of pollution. Since then, Earth
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    Small Pond Angling

    In addition to Delaware’s many state-owned freshwater fishing ponds, there are nine small ponds, most geared toward bank fishing and most managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife. They are ideal for beginners and youth angling.
    Find a Small Pond 
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    Delaware’s Public Freshwater Fishing Ponds

    More than 30 Delaware freshwater lakes and ponds are open for fishing and other recreation. These impoundments, most of them managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, range in size from five to 189 acres. They support a variety of gamefish. Find full information about each of these ponds using the Delaware Ponds
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    Green Schools

    The Green Ribbon Schools recognition award from the US Department of Education honors schools and school districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.
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    Prescription for Health

    Getting outside and playing is one of the best things that kids can do to stay healthy and happy. Doctor Outdoors says get out and play for at least 30 minutes a day.
    Outdoor Bill of Rights
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    Get Involved

    Get outside and enjoy nature. Volunteer for Children in Nature Events. Follow the Coalition on Facebook or twitter. social media. Join our e-mail newsletter and stay in touch.
    Outdoor Bill of Rights Environmental Literacy Plan
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    Children in Nature Coalition Goals

    The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition has set an ambitious list of goals for the next few years.
    Outdoor Bill of Rights Environmental Literacy Plan Prescription for Health

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    Coalition Partners

    The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition is a partnership among state agencies, educational leaders, schools, non-profits and outdoor enthusiasts from around the state.
    Outdoor Bill of Rights Environmental Literacy Plan
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    The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition

    The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition was established to encourage environmental literacy, increase opportunities for children to participate in outdoor experiences, promote healthy lifestyles, and support better access to green space.
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    Outdoor Bill of Rights

    Outdoor activity can nourish a child’s physical, social, and emotional development, while connecting them to the resources available in their backyard. Encounters with and growing knowledge of the natural world enhances academic performance and helps prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges ahead.
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    Children in Nature

    Delaware Children in Nature promotes getting children and families to spend more time outdoors. Ample data exist to document that when kids spend more time outdoors, they become healthier, less stressed, more connected to nature, and better stewards of the environment. As a coalition of like-minded partners the Delaware
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    Fish Monitoring via Electrofisher

    The Division of Fish & Wilfdlife uses electrofishing to safely sample fish populations in a variety of water bodies. Electrofishing is one of the most efficient sampling methods available to fisheries biologists. It uses an electric current to temporarily stun fish. This lets biologists sample and survey fish populations with minimal disturbance and risk to
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    Report a Tagged Largemouth Bass

    The Division of Fish and Wildlife monitors largemouth bass in Delaware rivers to help maintain a sustainable bass population and provide recreational fishing opportunities. Reports from anglers about the tagged bass they catch are an important part of the effort.
    Bass are tagged when the Division conducts
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    Conservation Access Pass

    Delaware’s new Conservation Access Pass provides needed funding to help the Division of Fish & Wildlife maintain and improve public access, facilities, and wildlife habitat on State Wildlife Areas. A Conservation Access Pass is required for any registered motor vehicle that’s used to access State Wildlife Areas for hunting, birdwatching, photography and similar recreational activities.
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    Photo Contest Information and Entry Form

    Photo Contest Themes All entries will be judged against the contest themes. For fishing photos: Get Out and Fish DE For hunting photos: Get Out and Hunt DE

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    Delaware Fishing Report

    The weekly Delaware Fishing Report offers information on when to fish, where to fish, which species are biting, and how to catch them. It is written by veteran Delaware angler Eric Burnley, Sr.
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    Division of Fish & Wildlife

    We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors through Science and Service
    The Division of Fish & Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly
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    Get Out and Enjoy Delaware’s Great Outside

    The Play Outside map from Delaware State Parks will help you find the right park, preserve, trail or playground so you can head out and play outside.
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    Outdoor Delaware Magazine

    Outdoor Delaware, Delaware’s award-winning conservation magazine, is published four times each year and presents stunning photography, detailed feature articles, regular columnists, and more.
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    Topic: Ocean and Coasts

    Nearly 40% of of the US population lives in a coastal county. In Delaware, everyone lives in a coastal county and many of us find ourselves on or near the shore on a daily basis.
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    Topic: Wetlands

    A wetland is simply an area of land that is wet during the growing season. All true wetlands have three characteristics: typical wetland plants, wetland soils, and evidence that water is or can be at or near the surface. Our wetlands provide valuable service to Delaware. Wetlands purify our water. They provide habitat for rare and commercially important plants, fish and animals. And they protect us from flooding.
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    Topic: Wildlife and Fish

    DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife manages nearly 50,000 acres of land that provides habitat for a multitude of wild plants, animals, fish, insects and rare species of all kinds. And it spearheads several important wildlife and habitat conservation and education initiatives, including the Wildlife Species Conservation and Research Program and the Delaware Shorebird Project.
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    Topic: Outdoors and Recreation

    Delaware is rich in natural beauty. Its landscape ranges from the rolling hills of New Castle County, through the coastal marshes and river systems of Kent County, to the woodlands and beaches of Sussex County.
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