DNREC extends deadline for comments on state park improvements tied to bringing power line into property


DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation  extended the Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey deadline to Jan. 15, 2020.

The extension is to allow further input regarding improvements to the park that are under consideration. 

The estimated $18 million in proposed improvements look at ways to improve traffic flow, upgrade infrastructure, and add new recreational amenities. Ørsted, an offshore wind developer, has proposed funding these projects as part of a public-private partnership.

The plan has drawn fire from Fenwick residents and critics of an offshore wind farm off the coast from Fenwick and Ocean City, MD.

The funding for the amenities under consideration could be done sooner if the state allows the Ørsted’s Maryland Skipjack Wind Farm project proposed in Federal waters to connect to the   grid under Fenwick Island State Park.

Comments on the wind farm should be directed to United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Office of Public Affairs at BOEMPublicAffairs@boem.gov, 202-208-6474 or 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240.

The Fenwick Island State Park Proposed Improvements Survey and its comment section are specific to the park and its amenities. For questions or to complete the survey, visit www.destateparks.com/FenwickImprovements.

For more information about the Skipjack Wind Farm, visithttps://skipjackwindfarm.com. For additional information on the Federal approval process through BOEM, visit www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/maryland-activities.

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