Category: Environmental News

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Christina River Watershed Cleanup

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Christina River Watershed Cleanup

In recognition of Earth Day, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control joins the Christina Conservancy to encourage northern Delaware residents to get outside and safely clean up their communities. The Christina River Watershed Cleanup campaign is mobilizing volunteers throughout April to pick up trash in their own neighborhoods, on beaches and along […]
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Iowa DNR checking spill and fish kill in Plymouth County

Iowa DNR checking spill and fish kill in Plymouth County

REMSEN — Responding to a report of brown water in a creek, DNR is investigating a manure spill and fish kill that occurred about five miles southeast of Remsen. The spill apparently started after Louis Pick, who owns LCNJ Farms, filled a tanker with manure from his confined beef operation late on Saturday evening. Pick […]
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Slow leak causes troubles at Tri-County Lake

Slow leak causes troubles at Tri-County Lake

FORDYCE — Managing fisheries is a fight against Father Time, and it’s a battle the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been fighting for decades. Mike Knoedl Tri-County Lake in Calhoun County is one of many lakes throughout the state that’s showing its age. Staff in south Arkansas have worked for the last few years […]
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DNREC Launches Earth Day Video Contest

DNREC Launches Earth Day Video Contest

With Earth Day exactly one month away, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is launching a video contest to educate and engage youth about the importance of environmental protection and inspire them to be part of the solution to address climate change. The global theme for Earth Day 2021, Restore the Earth, […]
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Colorado lakes, reservoirs are free of invasive mussels

Colorado lakes, reservoirs are free of invasive mussels

DENVER – More boats requiring decontamination because of infestations of destructive mussels entered Colorado in 2020 compared to previous years; but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs. Thanks to CPW’s comprehensive Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) prevention program, all […]
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Invasive Zebra Mussels Detected In Raystown Lake

Invasive Zebra Mussels Detected In Raystown Lake

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) cautions boaters, anglers, and other users to be aware of the presence of invasive Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) that were recently detected in Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County. On March 11, the PFBC was informed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that suspected […]
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Select Kauai State Parks Closed Due to Storm Impacts

Select Kauai State Parks Closed Due to Storm Impacts

LĪHUʻE – Polihale State Park, Hāʻena State Park, and the Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park are all closed due to the impacts of heavy rain fall, flash flooding, and landslides. The entrance road to Polihale, on Kaua‘i’s west side, is flooded with numerous ponds of water along the route. Canal irrigation ditches have overflowed […]
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South Dakota Announces New Way to Support Habitat

South Dakota Announces New Way to Support Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced the opening of the South Dakota Can-Am raffle as a new opportunity to support habitat and the chance to win the ultimate rooster chasing UTV. GFP has partnered with South Dakota Department of Tourism, Can-Am, and R+R Pheasant Hunting to raffle off […]
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Invasive zebra mussels found in aquarium product

Invasive zebra mussels found in aquarium product

SALEM, Ore. — Wildlife agencies are urging pet and aquarium stores to remove “Betta Buddy Marimo Ball,” a moss plant for aquariums, after invasive zebra mussels were discovered inside the product. ODFW was recently alerted about this situation after hearing about a Seattle PetCo employee finding the zebra mussels attached and inside “Betta Buddy Marimo […]
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Winter Weather Causes Fish Kills on Texas Coast

Winter Weather Causes Fish Kills on Texas Coast

AUSTIN – Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), with assistance from the Law Enforcement Division, continues to assess the fish kills along the Texas coast due to the recent winter weather. Freezing events along the Texas Coast are rare, but extreme cold temperatures can be a natural cause of fish kills. If […]
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WVDOF revises State Forest Action Plan

WVDOF revises State Forest Action Plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) presents an overview of priority actions to conserve, protect, and enhance the state’s forest resources in the 2020 State Forest Action Plan. The forests provide economic and environmental value in diverse ways that include timber industry jobs, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, and water quality and […]
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Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in northern Benzie County

Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in northern Benzie County

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recently verified a new detection of invasive hemlock woolly adelgid at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Benzie County. To date, a survey of the surrounding area has found just one infested tree in the Platte River Campground, a popular destination within the National Lakeshore. […]
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