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.


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 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

  • Cedar Swamp & Little Creek Waterfowl Check Station Improvements
  • Augustine – Ashton Tract Portable Restroom Facility
  • Ted Harvey – Morris Tract Parking and Improved Hunting/User Access

Bayshore Restoration Projects

  • Ted Harvey Dike and Water Control Restoration
  • Augustine – Lang Impoundment Dike Restoration
  • Little Creek Water Control Restoration

Bayshore Recreation Projects

  • Augustine – Ashton Tract Wildlife Viewing Trail and Platform
  • Little Creek – Little River Boating Access
  • Little Creek Boardwalk and Observation Tower Renovation