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Festival highlights history of Blackbird Creek

Delaware Coastal Programs/Eric Crossan

The annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival near Townsend aims to connect area youth with the Delaware National Estuarine Reserve and its past.

DNERR Education Coordinator Maggie Pletta said the event highlights the Blackbird Creek area with canoeing, crafts and colonial-era activities.


"We have continued to expand and try to have more activities throughout the day. So that when parents come with their children they have things that they can do that are fun (and) educational," she said.


The festival is part of the state’s Bayshore Initiative, a public/private partnership to conserve and connect people to Delaware's coast.


Pletta said representatives from the Lenni Lenape Tribe, First State Heritage Park and Fort Delaware will talk about the region’s past.

The Blackbird Creek Fall Festival is Saturday Oct. 15 at the Delaware Bayshore Byway near Townsend.

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