Update: Assateague Island National Seashore Beaches Fully Reopened Following Discovery of Apparent Remnants of Military Ordnance

The regular lifeguarded swimming area at Assateague Island National Seashore’s North Ocean Beach has reopened after being closed for several days due to the discovery of fragments of old military munitions.No material has turned up since Sunday afternoon.Visitors are reminded not to pick up any unknown metal objects on the beach or in the surf,…

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Rescued Seal Tom Sawyer Returns To The Ocean

Rescue seal Tom Sawyer is released at Assateague State Park | August 11, 2021 Courtesy of Theresa Keil, National Aquarium. NOAA Permit 18786-04

A juvenile grey seal, Tom Sawyer, has been released into the ocean at Assateague State Park. The seal was rehabilitated at the National Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center, after being rescued from a Delaware beach in April, in coordination with the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute. Tom Sawyer was found to be suffering…

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MD Lt Governor Rutherford Visits Shoreline Project at Assateague State Park

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford visits a shoreline resiliency and restoration project at Assateague State Park today. The innovative project funded by the Chesapeake and Atlantic Bays Coastal Fund, enhances habitat, improves public access and reduces erosion through the use of nature-based structures.  Maryland DNR recently finished the project, which consists of a series of 10 headland…

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