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DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation honors members of the Youth Conservation Corps

Park Vounteers

LEWES – Joined by DNREC Deputy Secretary Lisa Borin-Ogden, Division of Parks & Recreation Director Ray Bivens, DNREC staff and volunteers, the 65 members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) were honored for their service over the past eight weeks. Participants have each completed over 200 hours of conservation and environmentally focused work since June. In addition to practical job skills, YCC members build self-confidence, learn the importance of team work, and become engaged with their communities.

More than 200 applications were received for the 2019 Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps, which provides high quality summer employment and environmental opportunities for young people between 14-21, and 20-26 for group leaders.

“Thank you for choosing DNREC in your pursuit of civic engagement and to gain practical job experiences and learning opportunities,” said DNREC Deputy Secretary Lisa Borin-Ogden. “I encourage you to take your new skills and positive attitudes with you as you move forward with your education and career.”

Individuals with an interest in participating in the 2020 program should visit More information will become available this winter.

Media Contact: Jayme Gravell, DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation, 302-739-9112 or