Delaware to get national monument designation

    The Obama administration says it plans to bestow a National Monument designation to certain sites in Delaware that were part of an effort to establish a National Park in Delaware.

    U.S. Sen. Tom Carper has been working to end Delaware’s status as the only state in the country without a National Park.

    Carper says the National Monument designation is a good step toward the ultimate goal of a National Park for Delaware.

    Officials say President Obama on Monday will sign a proclamation to designate a First State National Monument in Delaware under the Antiquities Act.

    The sites in the national monument designation include the Woodlawn Trustees property near Wilmington, the Old New Castle Courthouse, the New Castle Green and the Dover Green.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.