Officials seek end to dumping at wildlife area

State natural Resources officials are asking that residents report dumping and vandalism at the Nanticoke Wildlife Area after considerable damage has been done to the 4,415-acre site.

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife say dumping of trash, furniture, appliances, scrap tires and yard waste; damaging access roads with vehicles; smashing access gates; and spray-painting graffiti on wildlife area signs have been reported in recent months at the area.

In April, an eight-foot tall granite monument commemorating Captain John Smith's historic 1608 expedition was pulled off of its base at Phillips Landing, resulting in $2,500 in damage. Four people were arrested in that crime.

Officials urged residents to call 800-523-3336 to report illegal activities.

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