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MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Carney Announces Statewide Eco Tour

Date Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Wilmington, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Friday that he will travel throughout Delaware on an Eco Tour to continue to promote outdoor recreational activities that Delawareans and visitors can enjoy into the fall. Governor Carney will be meeting with outdoor experts and small business owners, and engaging with participants during the tour.

*Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Jessica Borcky (Jessica.Borcky@state.de.us) by 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 25.

Tuesday, September 26

WHAT: Governor Carney will tour the Bellevue Mansion at Bellevue State Park. Afterward, Governor Carney will travel to Delaware City for a brief tour of the American Birding Association Headquarters (ABA) and to bike a portion of the Michael Castle Trail.

WHO:   Governor Carney

Representative Valerie Longhurst

Secretary Shawn Garvin, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Jeff Gordon, President, American Birding Association

Liz Gordon, Events Coordinator, American Birding Association

Liz Keller, Director of Delaware Tourism Office

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: 2:30 p.m. – Bellevue Mansion Tour

Bellevue State Park

901 Philadelphia Pike

Wilmington, DE 19809

4:00 p.m. – American Birding Association Headquarters Tour

American Birding Association Headquarters

93 Clinton Street

Delaware City, DE 19706

4:30 p.m. – Michael Castle Trail Bike Ride

Governor Carney will depart from ABA Headquarters, ride the trail through wetlands and along the C&D Canal, then back to ABA Headquarters.

Delaware City, DE

Wednesday, September 27

WHAT: Governor Carney will tour Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, take a Cape Water Taxi lighthouse tour, and meet with members from the Town of Leipsic at Sambo’s Tavern to discuss the first annual Oyster Festival.

WHO:   Governor Carney

Secretary Shawn Garvin, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Kara Coats, Deputy Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Al Rizzo, Complex Manager, Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Mayor Pugh, Town of Leipsic

Martha Wilkinson, Deputy Mayor, Leipsic

Debbie McKeever, City Council Member, Leipsic

Linda Parkowski, Deputy Director, Division of Small Business, Development & Tourism
Liz Keller, Director of Delaware Tourism Office

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: 10:00 a.m. – Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

2591 Whitehall Neck Road

Smyrna, DE 19977

12:45 p.m. – Cape Water Taxi Lighthouse Tour

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958

3:00 p.m. – Sambo’s Tavern

283 Front Street

Leipsic, DE 19901

Tuesday, October 3

WHAT:  Governor Carney will kayak at Trap Pond State Park. Afterward, Governor Carney will travel to Cape Henlopen State Park for a tour of the Fort Miles Artillery Park and Museum.

WHO:   Governor Carney

Representative Tim Dukes

Secretary Shawn Garvin, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Trap Pond Partners, Trap Pond State Park Friends Group Members

Liz Keller, Director of Delaware Tourism Office

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 11:00 a.m. – Kayaking at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond State Park

33587 Bald Cypress Lane

Laurel, DE 19956

3:00 p.m. – Tour of Fort Miles Artillery Park and Museum

Cape Henlopen State Park

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive

Lewes, DE 19958

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