DNREC reopens wooded areas of Alapocas Run State Park without further sighting of black bear seen earlier in park
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.
Black bear sighted in northern Delaware; public asked to contact DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police if seen
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has received reports of a black bear sighting from residents and local police agencies.