There’s still time to comment on the White Clay Creek State Park master plan
The plan that’ll guide the future of Delaware’s third largest park for the next ten years is almost finished.
It has numerous action items, including improving the park’s nature center, moving the park office, removing the Polly Drummond Hill yard waste site and exploring the possibility of camping in the park.
“What that looks like is subject to further evaluation and planning, but it’s a future effort that should be expected,” said DNREC’s Bill Miller.
There are also several suggested trail projects.
Steven Kendus spoke Monday on behalf of the Delaware State Sportsmen's Association. He says the group wants the plan to be more specific about preserving deer hunting opportunities.
“Likewise, we would like the plan to state that the park administration will consider other hunting opportunities including small game, water fowl, coyote and wild turkey hunting, based on environmental stewardship, conservation efforts, safety studies and biological data,” Kendus said.
DNREC Sec. Shawn Garvin says he expects the master plan to be a “living document” that will change as future goals arise.
The agency is accepting comments on the plan through Aug. 16 on their website.