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Federal Consistency Determinations have been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to assist Delaware Wild Lands (DWL) to close the end of Bennett’s Pier Road to vehicle traffic, install a barrier across the road to prevent vehicle passage and close any northward access from the end of Big Stone Beach Road. The goal of this project is to prevent vehicles from trespassing onto a DWL-owned stretch of beach approximately 3.6-miles in length, extending from Brockenbridge Gut to the southern end of Big Stone Beach to protect sensitive wildlife and natural resources of ecological importance.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to install 115 to 150 feet of living shoreline in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal using coir logs and shell bags to rebuild and stabilize the shoreline and restore a fringe of salt marsh along the edge of the canal.
Comments concerning these Federal Consistency Determinations will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice (08/23/2020). Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@state.de.us. For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.