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Delaware Buys 750 Bayshore Acres For Preservation

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BOWERS BEACH, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say more than $6 million has helped them protect more of the state's "Bayshore" resource in Kent County.
    
Officials announced the acquisition of a 750-acre addition to the Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Dover on Wednesday. Officials also announced the protection of another 2,000 acres of wetlands through two $1 million federal grants.
    
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O'Mara calls the land some of the region's "most ecologically significant habitat."
    
About $4 million in public and private aid went into the overall deal, which is part of an effort to boost ecotourism and protect bay habitats and open space from Pea Patch Island to Lewes.
    
This brings the amount of protected Bayshore land statewide to more than 115,000 acres.

 

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