State wetlands to benefit from federal funds, conservation partnerships

April 24, 2014 12:40 PM

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State officials and a collection of conservation groups hailed recent successes in state wetlands preservation Wednesday in Kent County, including the addition 750 acres to the list of First State wetlands protected.

The Vance Morris tract just south of Bowers Beach is being added to the Ted Harvey Conservation Area as part of the Delaware Bayshore Initiative, which permanently protects wetlands and wildlife habitat and conserves open space for public use and enjoyment.

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