Beth Shockley, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Public suggestions requested for new sites
to access the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
DOVER (Nov. 21, 2013) – The National Park Service (NPS) and a team of state and local government partners are requesting public input to identify potential new sites for public access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This includes sites appropriate for boat ramps, fishing access, places to swim and picnic, or bird watch.
NPS developed a simple interactive web-based mapping tool for the public to locate and identify suggest new sites. The interactive map includes known points of existing public access as well as previously submitted ideas for new opportunities.
During previous open comment periods in June and July 2011 and Dec. 2012, roughly 300 new access areas were identified. With the third open session, NPS and its partners hope to gather new suggestions the public may have.
Using the web tool, individuals can search for specific places; view a street or aerial map and mark points of opportunities for new access. The deadline for public input is Dec.1, 2013.
Suggest places for new public access in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by following this link: http://www.baygateways.net/AddPA/index.html.
Vol. 43, No. 444