The Point At Cape Henlopen State Park Closing For Beachnesting - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

The Point At Cape Henlopen State Park Closing For Beachnesting

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LEWES, Del. - Part of a local park, will be closed to help its wildlife.

Starting Friday, March 1st, Cape Henlopen State Park will close it's section called The Point, including part of the ocean beach and a half mile long piece of the bay shoreline. The closure is to benefit piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds.

Ocean side will stay closed until Sunday, September 1st, while the bayside beach will reopen on October 1st, after the birds migrate for the winter.

Park Superintendent Paul Faircloth said "we appreciate the public's cooperation in this effort, DNREC is committed to providing protection for these species, hopefully to prevent them from disappearing in Delaware."

For more information, about the closure, contact the Cape Henlopen State Park office at 302-645-8983.

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