Delaware officials celebrate opening of Little Creek Wildlife-Viewing Tower
LITTLE CREEK, Del. – On Friday, Delaware officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Little Creek Wildlife-Viewing Tower.
DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin said, “So we’ve created this new tower, this new boardwalk, [and] a new parking facility.”
The new tower replaces an outdated one that was not accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.
Garvin said, “So basically we had a tower here before…that was really starting to deteriorate and….didn’t provide accessibilities to all Delawareans and our visitors.”
The new two-level observation tower is accessible to everyone and it features new signs to help educate visitors.
Garvin said, “[It has] new signs interpretive signs to provide information so that people will know what they’re looking at and what’s going on.”
The Little Creek Wildlife Area is a popular destination for birders, but state leaders hope this new tower will attract even more people to the area.
Garvin said, “If you don’t have the opportunity to see this you’re really missing out.”
Beyond just attracting people to Little Creek, Governor John Carney says he hopes something like this will encourage more people to consider moving to the First State.
Governor Carney said, “Young people coming out of college that are looking for not just a job but a way of life [with] lots of cool things to do, we have plenty up here in Delaware.”
Funding for this $1 million dollar project came from the Delaware Bayshore Initiative Bond Bill fund, Trails and Pathways Bond Bill funds and Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byway Grant funds.
If you want to visit the tower, you had better act fast! You can visit the tower without needing registration for your car from Friday, November 8th through Monday, November 9th.