Beaches

Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 13, 2017
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On March 1, 2017 the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park was closed for migratory and beach nesting shorebirds.The closed sections, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, were marked with PVC poles and twine with flagging for visibility.
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Sretches of ocean beach reopened at Cape Henlopen State Park as piping plover nesting season concludes with 13 fledglings this year

September 1, 2016
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DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation and Fish & Wildlife announced today that stretches of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point and beachfront along the oceanside of The Point on Cape Henlopen have now reopened following the end of a piping plover nesting season that produced 13 plover fledglings in Delaware.
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Cove Road Beach Advisory

August 18, 2016
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Cove Road Beach is currently under an advisory due to elevated bacteria levels. These elevated levels are typically seen after prolonged periods of heavy rainfall.
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Changes in lifeguard hours at Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks announced

August 15, 2016
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Hours and locations for lifeguarded ocean swimming beaches in Delaware State Parks will change beginning next week, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today.
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Bring your family to Children’s Day at Sunset Park August 7, 2016

August 2, 2016
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The Ocean City Museum Society is hosting its Sixth Annual Children’s Day on the Bay at Sunset Park on Sunday August 7, 2016 from noon to 4 pm. Families and friends are invited to join us for this fun filled event. There will be face painting, juggling, educational programs, games, recyclable boatbuilding and...
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Two Lovely Chesapeake Beaches in Kent County

June 25, 2016
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What some may not realize is that Kent County, Maryland has two lovely Public Access Chesapeake Bay Beaches.
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Three broods of piping plover chicks spotted foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen

June 23, 2016
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Three broods of piping plover chicks are now foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, two on the bayside and one inside the dunes, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.
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Stretch of beach at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park will close starting Monday, June 13 to safeguard first nest of piping plovers found there this season

June 12, 2016
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DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LEWES (June 11, 2015) The first piping plover nest of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Gordons Pond has been discovered by DNREC beach-nesting bird monitors Kevin Bronson and Taylor Klecan, according to their supervisor, Division of Fish & Wildlife biologist and DNREC Natural Heritage...
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DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 21, 2016

May 19, 2016
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The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the center, located at 2992...
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The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2016 beachnesting season

February 25, 2016
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The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Tuesday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species.
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