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DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation Achieves National Accreditation after Rigorous Review

The only national organization for accreditation of park and recreation agencies, CAPRA provides a management system of best practices to its members. Less than 2%, or 199 out of 12,000, parks and recreation agencies in the United States are CAPRA accredited.




Brandywine Zoo Awarded Re-Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

 The Brandywine Zoo was recently re-accredited after a rigorous review process by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Recent upgrades by DNREC, staff efforts and the support of the Delaware Zoological Society (DZS) were contributing factors in this significant feat. Pictured, from left to right, are the Brandywine Zoo’s curator of conservation education Lauren Barczak, […]




DPH Announces First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Of The Year In Sussex County Man

DOVER, DE (Aug. 31, 2022) – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing this year’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV), in a 78-year-old Sussex County man. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause serious health problems.    In addition to the first human WNV case, there also have been confirmed cases in a horse in New Castle County, and in […]




DNREC Encourages Visitors to Utilize Guarded Beaches at Delaware State Parks for Swimming

 Starting Monday, Aug. 29, those looking to swim at Delaware State Parks are encouraged to utilize guarded beaches, including the main beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the South Indian River Inlet side of Delaware Seashore State Park.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reduce the lifeguarding hours at […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]







 Pages Tagged With: "dnrec"

DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation Achieves National Accreditation after Rigorous Review

The only national organization for accreditation of park and recreation agencies, CAPRA provides a management system of best practices to its members. Less than 2%, or 199 out of 12,000, parks and recreation agencies in the United States are CAPRA accredited.




Brandywine Zoo Awarded Re-Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

 The Brandywine Zoo was recently re-accredited after a rigorous review process by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Recent upgrades by DNREC, staff efforts and the support of the Delaware Zoological Society (DZS) were contributing factors in this significant feat. Pictured, from left to right, are the Brandywine Zoo’s curator of conservation education Lauren Barczak, […]




DPH Announces First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Of The Year In Sussex County Man

DOVER, DE (Aug. 31, 2022) – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing this year’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV), in a 78-year-old Sussex County man. West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne illness that can cause serious health problems.    In addition to the first human WNV case, there also have been confirmed cases in a horse in New Castle County, and in […]




DNREC Encourages Visitors to Utilize Guarded Beaches at Delaware State Parks for Swimming

 Starting Monday, Aug. 29, those looking to swim at Delaware State Parks are encouraged to utilize guarded beaches, including the main beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the South Indian River Inlet side of Delaware Seashore State Park.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reduce the lifeguarding hours at […]




Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies

DOVER (June 29, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Kent County residents who live or spend time near the area of Smyrna Landing Road in Smyrna that a positive case of rabies in a stray cat has been reported. Two individuals were potentially exposed to the stray cat in the residential neighborhood. The […]