LEWES, Del. - A section of a local beach will be closed to help protect its wildlife. A stretch of Cape Henlopen State Park, about a half mile long, will be closed to both cars and people. The closure starts July 3rd, and is to protect newly hatched piping plover chicks.
The section is between the Herring Point surf vehicle crossover and the northernmost observation tower on the Gordon's Pond end of the beach, and will remain closed until the chicks can fly, probably around late August.
For more information on piping plovers and volunteer plover monitor training, please contact Matt Bailey at 302-382-4151.