The Pinelands Nature Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park is closed for arbor maintenance work and will reopen after Division of Parks & Recreation staff have removed a number of trees within the trail for safety purposes.
Due to the Assawoman Canal maintenance dredging project currently under way by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, a portion of the Division of Parks & Recreation’s adjacent Assawoman Canal Trail has been closed until early spring.
Public workshops continue Thursday, Feb. 16 in Kent County and Thursday, Feb. 23 in New Castle County for gathering comment about Delaware’s Open Space Program Plan, following amendments made last year to the state’s Land Protection Act (7 Del. C. Chapter 75) and public concern about certain components of the Open Space Program.
Some of the trails within White Clay Creek State Park have been temporarily closed due to trail construction.
The grand opening of recreational trails along the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal was celebrated by Delaware and Maryland officials who included Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, USDA Rural Development State Director Bill McGowan, DNREC Secretary David Small, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore, Delaware City Mayor Stanley Green and Chesapeake City Mayor Dean Geracimos. They were joined by other officials, scores of trails partners and enthusiasts, and special guest, former Delaware Governor and Congressman Michael N. Castle.
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