DNREC awards presented at state fair

According to Cape Gazette:

“At the Delaware State Fair July 25, Gov. John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored individual Delawareans and groups of all ages for their environmental leadership, innovation and dedication.”

“Honorees were young environmentalists, individual and group volunteers, winners of the youth fishing tournament, hunting and fishing photo contest winners, and winners of the new Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest, plus Best in Show.”

“Cole Palmer, 17, of Greenwood, has been a volunteer stream monitor for six years with the Delaware Nature Society’s Stream Watch, performing monthly testing of five streams in the Mispillion Watershed, and recording more than 18,000 observations and analyses. Cole has also organized several community cleanups, including a DelDOT Adopt-a-Highway effort that collected more than 2,100 pounds of trash. A past Young Environmentalist honoree in partnership with his sister Samantha, Cole is a member of Eagle Scout Troop 116 in Milford and a junior at Delaware State University’s Early College High School, working toward a degree in natural resources for fisheries management.”

These are excerpts from an article that originally appeared in Cape Gazette in July 30, 2019. View the full article.