Request for Proposals for DISC’s Small Grants Program!

In 2019, DISC is offering a small grants program and encourages interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for possible funding. The funding for this grant is provided by DISC, the First State Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. and DNREC – Division of Watershed Stewardship. This announcement lists DISC priorities and provides information about the format and timetable for submitting proposals. We encourage broad participation from groups and individuals concerned about invasive species issues in Delaware. A proposal submission must address an invasive species problem. 

Please see the full RFP for all details and requirements.

Proposal deadline is November 29, 2019 at 5:00pm EST.


Join DISC for a special FUNdraiser! (RESCHEDULED from June)

RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE!

Looking for a fun night out that also benefits a great cause? Join DISC on November 7 from 7-9pm at Painting With A Twist-Middletown for an evening of painting, wine, and raffle prizes. 50% of the class proceeds will go to DISC’s small grants fund, which supports invasive species projects throughout Delaware. In addition, this class will be taught be DISC’s very own Vice-chair, Linda Bailey!

Seats are $40 per person, which includes all painting supplies. Painting With A Twist provides a complimentary bar with beer and wine. This event is open to the public, so be sure to share the flyer above!

Raffle tickets will be available purchase (1 for $2, 3 for $5, and 8 for $10). All raffle ticket sales will go to DISC. Prizes include a $40 Painting With A Twist gift card, a painting, original artwork, and more!

Register here before seats sell out!


REGISTER NOW for the 2019 DISC Annual Meeting!

REGISTER HERE!

The Delaware Invasive Species Council’s annual meeting covers a full range of invasive species, including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, and pathogens that impact native species and threaten Delaware’s natural resources, economy, and quality of life. Join government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, community leaders and others in strengthening awareness of invasive species prevention and management through information sharing and collaboration at the meeting!

The Delaware Invasive Species Council’s annual meeting covers a full range of invasive species, including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, and pathogens that impact native species and threaten Delaware’s natural resources, economy, and quality of life. Join government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, community leaders and others in strengthening awareness of invasive species prevention and management through information sharing and collaboration at the meeting!

Pesticide credits have been awarded for the following categories:

  • Category 5A – Aquatic – 3 Credits
  • Category 03 – Ornamental and Turf – 3 Credits
  • Category 02 – Forestry – 3 Credits

Space is limited, registration closes on October 18th. Registration at the door will not available.

Registration opens at 8:00 am and the conference will kick off at 8:30am sharp. Lunch is included in registration fee.

Limited space is available for partner exhibits at no extra cost.

Grant Opportunity from the Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species!

The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species is requesting proposals for their annual small grant competition.  The deadline for applications is March 11, 2019 at 5pm.  View the full request for proposals here, or visit MAPAIS’s Funding Opportunities page.

The mission of the MAPAIS is to assist state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic, coordinated, and action-oriented approaches to preventing and controlling aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the mid-Atlantic region. The driving force behind the mission is to strengthen cooperation, coordination, and communication on AIS issues within the region and beyond.