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DuPont Nature Center closed, reopening April 1, 2017

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016


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SLAUGHTER BEACH – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve has closed for the year, and will reopen Saturday, April 1, 2017 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life.

The DuPont Nature Center closes during the fall and winter months when there is less public use of the center, which makes better use of the limited federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds used to operate the center. Cost savings from the winter closure supports aquatic education programs during spring and summer when public programs and visitation are in most demand.

Federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds also support construction and maintenance of public boat ramps and fishing piers throughout the state, as well as a variety of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries research, survey and management programs. For more information, visit http://de.gov/wsfrde.

Perched on the edge of Mispillion Harbor at the intersection of the mouths of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek, the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve offers a variety of interactive exhibits, school tours and educational programs. In the spring, its location offers wildlife watchers a front-row seat for the spring spectacle of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, including the red knot, that depend on horseshoe crab eggs to help fuel their 9,000-mile journey. A Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, the center is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the DuPont Nature Center and its programs, please call 302-422-1329 or visit http://de.gov/dnc.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

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DuPont Nature Center closed, reopening April 1, 2017

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016


DNREC Logo

SLAUGHTER BEACH – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve has closed for the year, and will reopen Saturday, April 1, 2017 for the busy spring and summer seasons. The center is owned and operated by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and provides programming and exhibits about Delaware Bayshore aquatic life.

The DuPont Nature Center closes during the fall and winter months when there is less public use of the center, which makes better use of the limited federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds used to operate the center. Cost savings from the winter closure supports aquatic education programs during spring and summer when public programs and visitation are in most demand.

Federal Sport Fish Restoration Funds also support construction and maintenance of public boat ramps and fishing piers throughout the state, as well as a variety of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries research, survey and management programs. For more information, visit http://de.gov/wsfrde.

Perched on the edge of Mispillion Harbor at the intersection of the mouths of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek, the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve offers a variety of interactive exhibits, school tours and educational programs. In the spring, its location offers wildlife watchers a front-row seat for the spring spectacle of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, including the red knot, that depend on horseshoe crab eggs to help fuel their 9,000-mile journey. A Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, the center is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the DuPont Nature Center and its programs, please call 302-422-1329 or visit http://de.gov/dnc.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 46, No. 353

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