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Fenwick Island Residents Hear Improvement Plans for State Park

Fenwick Island State Park
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Fenwick Island State Park

The offer by the Orsted energy company to make improvements on the Fenwick Island State Park in exchange for a connection to an offshore wind farm got a public hearing last night.

The company would provide improvements such as a parking garage a pedestrian overpass among other amenities.

WBOC reports that some in the audience were excited about the prospect that would provide greater access to the park.

But there were concerns that the area could lose the quiet nature of the community and become more like Ocean City.

Others worried about accountability.

The television station reports that Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said there will be a firmly laid out agreement on the offshore development and the improvements to ensure they would occur at the same time.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.