Augustine Beach Boat Ramp reopens

Posted September 16, 2014 By NewsEngine

DOVER – With maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel at Augustine Beach near Port Penn completed, the boat ramp and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing groin have reopened for public use, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

The ramp had been subject to periodic closures since Aug. 4. Maintenance dredging of the boat ramp access channel is periodically needed due to the high sediment deposition in the area.

For more information, please call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.


Reopening of the Itasca State Park bike trail Sept. 18

Posted September 16, 2014 By NewsEngine

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will celebrate the completed Itasca State Park bike trail on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at the North Picnic Area.

The ceremony will include a ribbon-cutting event with remarks from Mike Carroll, DNR assistant commissioner; Erika Rivers, DNR Parks and Trails director; Chris Weir-Koetter, Parks and Trails strategic program manager; and Bob Chance, Itasca State Park manager.

Trail design and placement ensured that new segments of the trail avoided old growth forest areas, wetlands and archeological features while meeting current design standards for paved recreation trails.
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LEWES – Park naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park will guide visitors in explorations of the park’s birding hot spots and search for birds during their fall migration. The program meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 11. Beginning birders are welcome.

Participants may bring binoculars or borrow a pair available at the park. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center. Information and required registration are available at 302-645-6852.

The Seaside Nature Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Borrow-A-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Park entrance fees are in effect.
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