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  Category: Division of Parks and Recreation


DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation grows White Clay Creek State Park with new superintendent, acreage

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NEWARK – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) is pleased to announce Laura Lee as the new superintendent of White Clay Creek State Park (WCCSP). Laura was previously superintendent of Auburn Valley State Park, which she helped develop since it was dedicated as the newest state park in 2018. Laura started her State Parks […]




DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation hosts First Day Hikes across Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019

New Year’s Day is a great time to kick the 2020s off on the right foot with one of 18 First Day Hikes hosted by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. First Day Hikes is a national movement sponsored by America’s State Parks to encourage the celebration of fitness in the nation’s great outdoors. There’s […]




DNREC’s Natural Resources Police deliver 585 toys to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Division of Community Affairs have delivered 585 toys.




DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation extends deadline for Fenwick Island State Park Improvements Survey

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has extended the Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey deadline to Jan. 15, 2020.




DNREC reopens wooded areas of Alapocas Run State Park without further sighting of black bear seen earlier in park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

WILMINGTON – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has re-opened Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, which was closed Dec. 5 due to the sighting of a black bear in the park that has been reportedly moving around northern New Castle County this week. After the park’s temporary closure, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, with the assistance of Delaware State Police’s aviation unit, conducted aerial searches of the Alapocas Run State Park and surrounding areas using infrared radar technology but did not detect the bear. Fish & Wildlife and State Parks Natural Resources Police officers also placed trail cameras overnight and conducted extensive patrols by foot throughout the park without further sightings.







  Category: Division of Parks and Recreation


DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation grows White Clay Creek State Park with new superintendent, acreage

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NEWARK – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) is pleased to announce Laura Lee as the new superintendent of White Clay Creek State Park (WCCSP). Laura was previously superintendent of Auburn Valley State Park, which she helped develop since it was dedicated as the newest state park in 2018. Laura started her State Parks […]




DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation hosts First Day Hikes across Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019

New Year’s Day is a great time to kick the 2020s off on the right foot with one of 18 First Day Hikes hosted by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation. First Day Hikes is a national movement sponsored by America’s State Parks to encourage the celebration of fitness in the nation’s great outdoors. There’s […]




DNREC’s Natural Resources Police deliver 585 toys to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Division of Community Affairs have delivered 585 toys.




DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation extends deadline for Fenwick Island State Park Improvements Survey

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has extended the Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey deadline to Jan. 15, 2020.




DNREC reopens wooded areas of Alapocas Run State Park without further sighting of black bear seen earlier in park

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | News | Date Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019

WILMINGTON – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has re-opened Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, which was closed Dec. 5 due to the sighting of a black bear in the park that has been reportedly moving around northern New Castle County this week. After the park’s temporary closure, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, with the assistance of Delaware State Police’s aviation unit, conducted aerial searches of the Alapocas Run State Park and surrounding areas using infrared radar technology but did not detect the bear. Fish & Wildlife and State Parks Natural Resources Police officers also placed trail cameras overnight and conducted extensive patrols by foot throughout the park without further sightings.