Reforestation to clean Indian River and expand wildlife area

Good News Notes:

The Center for the Inland Bays has partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to permanently protect and restore 52 acres of valuable forests and wetlands bordering the Indian River on Piney Neck.

In 2019, center representatives found out the parcel of land adjacent to the Piney Point Tract of the Assawoman Wildlife Area was for sale. Realizing the high conservation value of the ecologically diverse parcel on the river, the center team worked with DNREC to leverage its funds with those from the Delaware Open Space Program. In December 2019, the property was purchased by the department for inclusion in the Assawoman Wildlife Area owned and managed by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife.

In February, Fish and Wildlife and the CIB jointly funded and planted 16,600 tree seedlings to reforest 16 acres of the parcel. They also purchased and installed 925 tree tubes to protect seedlings from deer damage. This and a cool, wet spring have made the planting an early success.”

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