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94- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 Cape Henlopen park committee gets 'sensitivity' lesson OUTDOORS A new report on the ecological sensitivity of Cape Henlopen will be used to help determine which parts of the state park are most vulnerable to human damage. Part of the process of develop- ing a master plan for state treasure Cape Henlopen will be deciding what areas are the most sensitive. Here are some excepts from the report, which was discussed at the June 24 Cape Henlopen Steering Committee meeting. The report was developed by Environmental Resources Man- agement of Exton, Pa. Speaking in very general terms (see the news article on the master plan meeting for more informa- tion and detail), the report lists the beaches and Gordons Pond as the most sensitive to human distur- bance. But Environmental Resource Management officials caution that uch statements are only true in general and that every area needs o be individually considered. Most of the pine forests and ,9ark interior were given medium rankings when it came to the issue of sensitivity to human distur- bance. The areas rated least sensi- .ive were the parade grounds and 3ther areas that have already been previously disturbed. The study discusses 32 natural communities found at the park. Some of the rare marsh plants found in the area are tawny cot- :on-grass, clasping leaf St. John's wort, Carolina fimbry and dwarf tslasswort. While rare in Delaware, those plants pale next to some truly rare species. Pine barren sandwort and bearberry, ')oth found in pitch pine forests, ,',re not found anywhere else on he peninsula except Cape Hen- open. A few of the rare animals found a the park include the corn snake, {TIDES Michael Short Rehoboth (302) 226-1300 Georgetown (302) 856-3700 1-888-MR ROOTER (667-6683) KNIVES SPYDERCO SWISS ARMY COLD STEEL PAINT BALL SUPPLIES Date 6/26 6/27 ,6/28 6/29 6/30 piping plover, rough green snake and common nighthawk. Here's what the report had to say about Gordon's Pond. "The ecological importance of Gordons Pond and its surrounding area cannot be overstated. It is a forag- ing and nesting area for thousands of migratory waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds." Delmarva Power safety tips Powerboats and sailboats have accessories that can come into contact with overhead power lines, possibly causing serious in- jury or death. To ensure personal safety Delmarva Power urges boat owners and marina operators who are moving or towing powerboats and sailboats to stay alive by look- ing up and remaining alert. "When you are moving a boat, plan your route carefully," said Vince Jacono of Delmarva Power Public Affairs. "It could save you or someone you know from a fatal injury. Anything that extends or is raised into the air, like masts, spars or outriggers, can come into contact with power lines. The re- sults could be tragic." More information is available in Delmarva Power's tipsheet titled, "Power Line Safety for Sailors.'" It Indian River Rehoboth Roosevelt Oak Inlet Beach Inlet Orchard 7/1 7/2 features safe boating practices to help boaters and marina operators protect themselves from injury. For a free copy, write Vince Ja- cono at PO Box 231, Wilmington, DE 19899. He recommends that when moving or towing your boat, make sure you have at least 10 feet of clearance between the highest point of your vessel and the lowest point of a power line; that you ask someone to guide you as you ma- neuver a boat from a launch area or through a marina, when stop- ping for supplies or parts, don't raise boat accessories into the air without looking up first; keep sails and ropes secure to prevent them from blowing into overhead pow- er lines; watch out for overhead power lines when removing your boat from water; and consider tides when detemining clearances. New soccer coach sets goals at Del Tech Joseph P. Connor Jr. of Mill- ville, has been named soccer coach at Delaware Technical & Community College. Connor, currently a broker with Keller Williams Resort Realty in Bethany Beach, is a graduate of Brandywine High School and at- tended the University of Delaware. Since 1988, Connor, whose in- volvement with the sport began when his son, Patrick, became in- terested at the age of 4, has been a high school and college soccer referee. He is a member of the U.S. Soc- cer Federation, the Maryland Soc- cer Officials Association and the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials organization. For more information about Delaware Tech's soccer program, call Connor at 537-3629. Former Division I coach going to St. Thomas More When St. Thomas More Acade- my opens for ninth and 10th grade students in September, its staff will include Bruce Kelley, who will serve as head basketball coach, athletics director and math- ematics teacher. 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