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Lewes Dune Fencing Begins in November

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LEWES, Del.- Fencing is scheduled to be erected next week along the bayside of the primary dune at Lewes Beach. The project is designed to both protect the dune's habitat and also deter residents from leaving or placing items on the dune that could damage it.

The fencing is a combined effort by the city and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Shoreline and Water Management Section.

DNREC is noting that recreational equipment illegally placed in the dune area, along with heavy use of dunes by pedestrians for access to the beach, can destroy vegetation and lower the elevation of the dune.

In August, the Shoreline and Water Management Section mailed flyers to Lewes residents asking them to remove items such as bikes, boats, kayaks and other water sports equipment from the dune before the fencing project began.

Once the fencing begins, any items found on the dune will be removed by DNREC staff. The project is expected to be completed in two weeks, depending on weather conditions.

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