Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Search engine Bing puts Delaware’s natural beauty out front in the hits parade
DOVER (Sept. 14, 2012) – Today millions of Internet users paged into the natural beauty of Trussum Pond and its bald cypress trees as a gateway destination to Delaware’s many resources and rich history, when the search engine Bing (www.bing.com) featured a panoramic photo of the pond and stately trees on its homepage.
Trussum Pond is a natural and recreational area managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, located east of Laurel, near Trap Pond State Park and the Nanticoke River. The historic millpond is best known as a haven some of the country’s northernmost bald cypress trees. Visitors to the pond are lured by the striking hummocks of gnarled wood, sprouting wildflowers, shrubs and ferns.
“Today, web users can see one more reason why Delaware is the best place anywhere to live or visit – the state’s natural beauty at places like Trussum Pond,” said DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara. “We encourage Delawareans and travelers alike to visit our world-class state parks and wildlife areas and experience first-hand the beauty of the First State.”
Trussum Pond and the surrounding woodlands of the James Branch Nature Preserve are part of a unique habitat, which harbors abundant fish, birds and other wildlife. Trussum Pond offers singular opportunities for nature study, boating and fishing. Delaware State Park visitors often comment that this unusual landscape, with the northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees reminds them of the Deep South.
The 73-acre pond features a small parking area and boat ramp for access by non-motorized watercraft. Designation as a Nature Preserves ensures the permanent protection of the bald cypress trees, the pond and the surrounding habitats. Early efforts to preserve Trussum Pond were led by Delaware Wild Lands, beginning in the early 1960s.
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