Delaware Bayshore Initiative

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Rich Natural Resources

The Delaware Bayshore is recognized as an area of global ecological significance for its expansive coastal habitats and abundant wildlife and fish found throughout the region. The wild and scenic beauty of the area draws people to the Bayshore for recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, birding, boating, kayaking and other forms of ecotourism.

Delaware Bayshore Initiative

The Delaware Bayshore Initiative is geared toward conserving the area’s natural lands and waters, while also preserving the agricultural and maritime character of the landscape. The Initiative seeks to encourage Delawareans and visitors to pursue outdoor adventures along the Bayshore by enhancing access and outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands while protecting sensitive species and habitats. The Initiative is also working to strengthen the area’s towns and communities by encouraging local economic development, improving visitor facilities and promoting volunteerism and environmental education.

Bayshore Facility Enhancement Projects

  • Augustine – Port Penn Tract Parking Improvements
  • Little Creek – Port Mahon Fishing Pier Repairs
  • Ted Harvey – Logan Lane Tract Portable Toilet Facility

Bayshore Restoration Projects

  • Augustine & Cedar Swamp – Meadow Habitat Restoration
  • Little Creek & Ted Harvey – Impoundment Water Control Restoration
  • All Bayshore Wildlife Areas – Ongoing Phragmites and Invasive Species Control

Bayshore Recreation Projects

  • Augustine – Port Penn Tract Wildlife Viewing Boardwalk and Platform
  • Little Creek – Main Tract Wildlife Viewing Boardwalk and Observation Tower
  • Little Creek – Little River Boating and Fishing Access Area