Delaware students learn about protecting water resources

DOVER – More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in the Make a Splash festival, a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources. The festival was held at the St. Jones Reserve, a

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Universal recycling grants, loans available for Delaware’s commercial sector, including businesses and institutions

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. All for profit, not-for profit retail or wholesale stores, offices, food service establishments, warehouses and other manufacturing, industrial or processing entities

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DNREC to offer rain barrels at discount price to Delawareans

DOVER (March 18, 2013) – To encourage water conservation and promote wise use of it throughout the state, DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is again offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April at pickup locations in each county. Having a rain barrel provides an innovative way to capture rainwater from

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EPA grant supports environmental education projects

The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support

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DNREC to hold series of workshops on grant opportunity and recycling requirements for Delaware businesses and institutions

With recycling services now available to every Delaware resident, all commercial businesses and institutions will also be participating soon in the state’s comprehensive recycling program. To help Delaware’s businesses and institutions comply with their Jan. 1, 2014 deadline for the Universal Recycling Law, DNREC will hold a series of informational workshops in February throughout the

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Green Energy Company Viridian to Launch Washington, D.C. and Delaware Markets

Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green energy, today announced it will launch its newest markets, Washington, D.C. and Delaware. For the past several months, Viridian Energy has conducted a series of pre-launch training and sustainability events in the area, gaining momentum and preparing for the launch of service. By expanding into Washington, D.C.

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Delaware productivity up 31%; releases down 9%

Toxics Release Inventory marks 25th year showing effectiveness of anti-pollution efforts

DOVER (Nov. 16, 2012) – DNREC’s compilation of the annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and reports for 2011 from Delaware’s industrial facilities shows a significant decrease in reported emissions compared to 2010 despite increasing industrial productivity – and a continued trend in reduction

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Town of Ocean View, Delaware dedicates new solar carport

Solar array expected to generate 80 percent of municipal building’s energy

OCEAN VIEW, DE (Oct. 23, 2012) – This morning U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, Ocean View Mayor Gordon Wood and other town officials and residents to dedicate the town’s new 68.4 kilowatt carport-mounted solar array that covers a portion of

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DNREC accepting grant proposals through Aug. 29 for surface water project planning

DOVER, DE – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2012. The Surface Water Matching Planning Grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water

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Delaware community water quality improvement projects – grant workshop

DOVER (July 20, 2012) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold an informational workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 on grants available for community water quality improvement projects. Representatives from state or municipal governments, agencies, or programs, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community organizations and homeowner associations are encouraged to attend

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