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DNREC at the Delaware State Fair

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is right in the middle of the Delaware State Fair, offering an array of environmental displays in its climate-controlled building on on East Rider Road. DNREC – Your ECOnnection
DNREC displays link visitors to environmentally-friendly programs
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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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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 2018

    Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers a variety of activities and events around Earth Day. Earth Day began 48 years ago, in April of 1970, when Americans gathered together to raise awareness of pollution and the effects of pollution.
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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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