Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park reopens

    Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen state Park is back open after being closed since June 2 to allow endangered shorebirds to nest nearby.

    According to Delaware Online, the nearly two-thirds of a mile beach was closed to vehicles and pedestrians in June to allow piping plovers and other threatened endangered shorebirds nest.

    The dunes at the park and other sensitive areas remain closed, according to the report.

    A three-quarter mile stretch of the ocean beach and a half-mile of bay shoreline at Cape Henlopen point also remain closed to protect nesting birds.

    Delaware Online reports the ocean side is scheduled to open for Labor Day weekend, but the bay side will remain closed until October 1.

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