DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area, managed by Division of Fish & Wildlife

Cutting the ribbon at DNREC’s new boat ramp in Little Creek are, left to right: Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State Representative William J. Carson Jr., DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Scott Bundek, and Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company President Kenneth Frazier. DNREC photo by Joanna Wilson.

DOVER – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined today by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State Representative William J. Carson Jr., Town of Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry, members of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company and community, and DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife staff to cut the ribbon officially opening the newly-completed Little Creek Boating and Fishing Access Area east of Dover.

The new access area consists of a paved, single-lane boat ramp with a floating aluminum courtesy dock for boats that includes a kayak launch, an 80-foot aluminum fishing and crabbing pier, and a paved parking lot with up to 21 parking spaces for vehicles and boat trailers. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police patrol boat and the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company emergency response boat will also be docked at a separate dock at the facility.

Funding for the $1.9 million project comes from a federal Sport Fish Restoration grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, revenues from state boat registration fees, Delaware Bayshore Initiative funds, and $200,000 in state Bond Bill funds, the latter of which Rep. Carson helped secure.

The new boating and fishing access area is managed by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and supports the Delaware Bayshore Initiative by enhancing outdoor recreation access and supporting local communities.

For more information on the Little Creek Boating and Fishing Access Area, please contact the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.

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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 106

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation fishing pier in Cape Henlopen State Park to undergo partial repairs beginning Oct. 9

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that repair work will be conducted on the Cape Henlopen fishing pier beginning Oct. 9, to replace a pipe below the pier. The pier will remain open for the duration of the project, expected to take three days, weather permitting.

Two of DNREC’s Delaware State Parks Announce Closures

Delaware State Parks has announced closures of facilities at Cape Henlopen State Park and at Holts Landing State Park.

End of Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Closes

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation announced today it has closed a 20-foot portion of the Cape Henlopen fishing pier indefinitely due to ice damage that occurred this winter. The area closed encompasses an approximately 20-foot section of the end of the pier. Engineers evaluated the extent of the damage and determined that the end of the pier must be closed immediately.

Holts Landing Boat Ramp Closes

The Division also announced it will close the boat ramp and adjacent parking lot at Holts Landing State Park later this month on weekdays while renovations are made to improve the parking lot and add 36 new boat trailer parking spaces. The boat ramp is scheduled to be closed during the week while construction is underway but will be open on weekends. Closures will begin in mid-April and are estimated to continue until late May, weather permitting.

Media Contact: Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902