Cutting the ribbon at DNREC’s new boat ramp at Phillips Landing near Laurel were, left to right: State Representative Timothy Dukes, State Rep. Daniel Short, US Senator Tom Carper, State Senator Bryant Richardson, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Construction Manager Jeremey Ashe, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Drew Aydelotte, and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin / Photo by Joanna Wilson, DNREC

DNREC officials are kicking off National Boating Safety Week near Laurel this afternoon with the completion of the Phillips Landing Boating & Fishing Access Area and Woodland Wharf Boat Dock & Kayak Launch.  The two public use facilities provide access to the Nanticoke River for fishing, boating, kayaking, bird and wildlife watching and exploring the Captain John Smith National Water Trail.  New boat ramps and kayak launches are available at both locations.

Cutting the ribbon at the new Woodland Wharf Boat Dock and Kayak Launch near Laurel were, left to right: State Rep. Daniel Short, Jessica Hammond of the Chesapeake Conservancy, State Senator Bryant Richardson, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Construction Manager Jeremey Ashe, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, and Planning and Development Manager Bob Campbell, National Parks Service, Chesapeake Bay Office / Photos by Joanna Wilson, DNREC