Partnering up: DNREC partners with local communities in shoreline cleanup

    They’re calling it an “unprecedented wave of trash” in Delaware as large quantities of materials washed up on the state’s shorelines this week.

    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is responding by partnering with three Delaware Bay beach communities hit hardest by the wave of trash.

    The DNREC believes the wave of trash is from upstream states which suffered flood damage from Hurricane Irene.

    “On behalf of the communities of Slaughter, Prime Hook and Broadkill beaches, we need all hands on deck from our great volunteers up and down the state, many of whom just completed Delaware’s Annual Coastal Cleanup,” Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara said in a statement.

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    The volunteer cleanup effort starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 1.

    To report potentially hazardous items, you can call DNREC’s 24-hour toll-free emergency response line: 1-800-662-8802.

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