Gov. Jack Markell’s weekly message highlights the importance of the state’s recreational and natural resources to Delaware’s economy.
Sitting in for Gov. Markell, DNREC Sec. David Small says the state parks alone attract 6 million visitors annually and one out of three Delawareans participates in some type of outdoor recreation.
"Each year nearly 350,000 people fish, hunt and observe wildlife and 60,000 boats are registered here," Small said.
He says that translates into about $4 billion of economic impact for the state.