Officials seek end to dumping at wildlife area

By Associated Press 2:09pm, July 6, 2013
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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