DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area
DOVER (April 23, 2019) – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin was joined today by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State Representative William J. Carson Jr., Town of Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry, members of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company and community, and DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife staff to cut the ribbon officially opening the newly-completed Little Creek Boating and Fishing Access Area east of Dover.
The new access area consists of a paved, single-lane boat ramp with a floating aluminum courtesy dock for boats that includes a kayak launch, an 80-foot aluminum fishing and crabbing pier, and a paved parking lot with up to 21 parking spaces for vehicles and boat trailers. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police patrol boat and the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company emergency response boat will also be docked at a separate dock at the facility.
Funding for the $1.9 million project comes from a federal Sport Fish Restoration grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, revenues from state boat registration fees, Delaware Bayshore Initiative funds, and $200,000 in state Bond Bill funds, the latter of which Rep. Carson helped secure.
The new boating and fishing access area is managed by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and supports the Delaware Bayshore Initiative by enhancing outdoor recreation access and supporting local communities.
For more information on the Little Creek Boating and Fishing Access Area, please contact the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914.