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Pinelands Nature Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park closed temporarily for tree maintenance work

Date Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

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.




Division of Parks & Recreation closes portion of Assawoman Canal Trail until early spring during DNREC canal maintenance dredging project

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC

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 input sought by Delaware Open Space Council regarding Open Space Program Plan

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

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.




Trail closures at White Clay Creek State Park announced due to construction projects

Date Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

Some of the trails within White Clay Creek State Park have been temporarily closed due to trail construction.




Opening of trails along C&D Canal celebrated by Delaware, Maryland officials

Date Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

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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