The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, better known as DNREC, converted his Delaware outdoor digital magazine in 2020, when subscriptions to the print magazine, published since 1956, reached an all-time high.
He’s already rewarded. The new, more accessible format was awarded the first prize of The National Federation of Women of the Press (NFPW), honoring communications excellence in the web and social media blogging category in its awards competition earlier this month.
The online magazine, titled “Your Guide to Nature, Conservation and Fun,” covers everything from wildlife to air quality issues to green technologies. It is also connected to the DNREC Youtube Channel, which offers related video content as a live stream of nesting ospreys in the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor.
– Delaware DNREC (@DelawareDNREC) June 14, 2021
“This award marks an important achievement for the DNREC,” said the secretary of the DNREC Shawn M. Garvin, in a press release. “It recognizes the success of the new format and honors the many DNREC colleagues who contribute to the magazine’s engaging content online. We are delighted that our online magazine has been recognized for its excellence by the National Federation of Women in the Press.
The new format has been beneficial in connecting with more Delawarens on conservation, says Nikki Lavoie, head of communications for the DNREC.
“With the transition from print to digital,” she said, “we are able to reach more people about Delaware’s natural resources and the many ways DNREC is working to protect them, preserve and improve them. “
Recently, the DNREC partnered with The power of Delmarva and REACH Riverside for the Energize the warehouse initiative, supporting professional and educational opportunities in solar energy, electric vehicles and urban agriculture for teens in the predominantly low-income Riverside neighborhood in Wilmington.