DOVER – The last of three statewide public workshops 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 – is set for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington. The workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn’s Calving Room, 1914 West Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Thanks to funding from the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, four former Glatfelter Pulp Wood, Inc. forested parcels totaling 371 acres are now part of Redden State Forest. The completion of the $1.35 million purchase this week marked the final phase of the Green Horizons Forest Legacy Program project in Delaware initiated in 2004 with the purchase of an easement on the 908-acre Ponders Tract near Ellendale.