DNREC extends deadline for Fenwick Island State Park improvements survey
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is giving residents additional time to weigh in on a proposed deal with an offshore wind company.
The plan involves Danish offshore wind company Ørsted leasing land from the state in Fenwick Island State Park. The company would build an interconnection facility on a 1.5-acre site there to connect its proposed Maryland Skipjack Wind Farm to the grid.
In exchange, Ørsted would pay for up to $18 million in improvements to Fenwick Island State Park - including new playgrounds, bathhouses, an amphitheater and an overhead pedestrian sky bridge.
A survey and public comment on the memorandum of understanding the state signed with Ørsted was slated to close this week. DNREC has extended the deadline to January 15, 2020 to allow for further input regarding proposed park improvements. The survey can be found at the Delaware State Parks website.
Comments on Ørsted’s Maryland Skipjack Wind Farm project in federal waters off the coast should be directed to the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Office of Public Affairs by emailing BOEMPublicAffairs@boem.gov, calling (202) 208-6474 or by writing to: 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.