Be on the Lookout!
Delaware Invasive Species Council.
Be on the lookout for these up-and-coming invaders! They might not be in Delaware yet, but our best defense is early detection and rapid response!
Ash Tree-Killing Insect Confirmed in Delaware (Aug 23, 2016)
Delaware Department of Agriculture.
A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect, the Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today. Delaware will be added to a federal quarantine already in 27 other states restricting the interstate shipment of all ash wood and wood products – ash nursery stock, green lumber, waste, compost and chips – as well as hardwood firewood of all species.
WANTED Dead or Frozen: The Northern Snakehead
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Northern snakeheads (Channa argus), an invasive fish, have recently been confirmed in Delaware waters. Three adult snakeheads were collected from the Delaware portion of the Nanticoke watershed: Broad Creek in Laurel, Nanticoke Branch upstream of Seaford, and the Marshyhope at Woodenhawk. The Fisheries Section asks that any possible snakehead catches in any Delaware waters be reported by emailing a photograph and details to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 302-735-8654 or 302-735-8652. Snakeheads should not be released back into the water but should be killed or frozen for confirmation.
for a Livable Delaware (PDF | 5 MB)
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
Plants for a Livable Delaware is a campaign
to identify and promote
superior plants that thrive without becoming
invasive. Visit the University of Delaware's Extension Program for more information on sustainable landscaping.