The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control unveiled a new boat ramp in Little Creek, flanked by local and state officials.

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State Representative William J. Carson, Jr., Mayor Glenn Gauvry and members of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company gathered at the Little Creek Boating and Fishing Access Area east of Dover for the ribbon cutting of the 1.9 million project.

The new access area features a paved, single-lane boat ramp with a floating aluminum courtesy dock for boats that includes a kayak launch, an 80-foot aluminum fishing and crabbing pier and a paved parking lot with up to 21 parking spaces for vehicles and boat trailers. There is also a Natural Resources Police patrol boat and a Little Creek VFC emergency response boat docked at the facility.

The funding originated from a federal Sport Fish Restoration grant, with additional revenues from boat registration fees, Delaware Bayshore Initiative Funds, and 200,000 dollars in state Bond Bill funds.