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DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces partial closures at three wildlife areas for restoration projects

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017


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DOVER – Restoration activities within the Augustine Wildlife Area’s Lang Impoundment and Little Creek Wildlife Area’s main impoundment have begun, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Restoration work at the Lang Impoundment near Port Penn involves restoration of the entire dike and installation of new water control structure gates. Due to heavy truck traffic and construction equipment, the Lang Impoundment will be closed to all public use through early fall.

Construction at the Little Creek Wildlife Area main impoundment near Dover will involve the installation of a new water control structure along the Little River. During construction at Little Creek, the road leading to the main impoundment and the observation viewing platform that overlooks it will remain open but the road and dike beyond the viewing platform parking area will be closed to all public use.

Restoration work also continues at the Ted Harvey Conservation Area’s south impoundment, which remains closed to public use, with reopening anticipated in late fall.

All three projects are being implemented to allow better water management and to make the impoundments more resilient to storm events. Impoundments provide unique and important habitat for many species of waterbirds, and water management is critical for wildlife, vegetation growth, mosquito control, and public use for outdoor recreation.

For more information on the progress of these projects, call the Wildlife Section, 302-739-9912.

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

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DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces partial closures at three wildlife areas for restoration projects

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017


DNREC Logo

DOVER – Restoration activities within the Augustine Wildlife Area’s Lang Impoundment and Little Creek Wildlife Area’s main impoundment have begun, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Restoration work at the Lang Impoundment near Port Penn involves restoration of the entire dike and installation of new water control structure gates. Due to heavy truck traffic and construction equipment, the Lang Impoundment will be closed to all public use through early fall.

Construction at the Little Creek Wildlife Area main impoundment near Dover will involve the installation of a new water control structure along the Little River. During construction at Little Creek, the road leading to the main impoundment and the observation viewing platform that overlooks it will remain open but the road and dike beyond the viewing platform parking area will be closed to all public use.

Restoration work also continues at the Ted Harvey Conservation Area’s south impoundment, which remains closed to public use, with reopening anticipated in late fall.

All three projects are being implemented to allow better water management and to make the impoundments more resilient to storm events. Impoundments provide unique and important habitat for many species of waterbirds, and water management is critical for wildlife, vegetation growth, mosquito control, and public use for outdoor recreation.

For more information on the progress of these projects, call the Wildlife Section, 302-739-9912.

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

Vol. 47, No. 157

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