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II It; CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, September 1 - Monday September 4, 2006 - 21 Senator Carper views Canalfront Park progress Dennis Forney photo U.S. Senator Tom Carper, right, visited the Lewes Canalfront Park construction site Thursday morning, Aug. 31, to review progress on the project. Project engineer Pres Lee, cen- ter, and inspector Bob Petterson, left, briefed the senator on installation of new pilings, board- walks, sewer and water lines, fire hydrants and the platform for the fishing pavilion over the canal. Carper was instrumental in engineering a $200,000 federal grant for the project last year and is working to secure another grant during this year's funding cycle. Mayor Jim Ford is shown in the background, left, with Dennis Dinger, president of George and Lynch which is the construction firm building this phase of the park project. By the end of this year, the boardwalks should be complete along with floating docks to accommodate 22 boats. Indigenous, salt-tolerant plants will be installed along the boardwalk, and a geotextile fabric along with fill dirt will cap a contaminated area of the former boatyard site. Work on the proj- ect will continue into 2007 with the addition of walkways, benches, rain gardens and shade arbors, and the eventual conversion of the public launching ramp parking lot into a village green. Wetland monitoring among topics at Oct. 12 conference The Division of Water Resources, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, is accept- ing registration for the 2006 Delmarva Wetlands Conference to be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11 and 12, at the Sheraton Dover Hotel, 1570 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. Titled "Integrating Wetland Restoration and Protection onto the Landscape," the conference will include a full day of presenta- tions by a variety of wetlands pro- fessionals along with two featured speakers. Dr. Dennis Whigham of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will discuss how wetland monitoring, conservation and restoration have progressed over the past several decades and reflect on where we are today. Suzanne Klimek, director of operations with the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program, will give details about how the program was established and its accomplishments since 2003. Other presenters will include guests from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, the Center for Inland Bays, the UniVersity of Delaware, the Nature Conservancy and Biohabitats, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the University of Maryland and Ducks Unlimited, along with nat- ural resources staff. The second day will feature field trips providing hands on experiences in restoration, moni- toring and outreach approaches. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 15. Regular registra- tion costs $60; student registration costs $20. Late registration received after Sept. 15 is $100. Lodging is available at the Sheraton Dover Hotel; call 302- 678-8500. To register online, go to www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/W etlandsConference.htm For a registration form or more information, contact Amy Jacobs or Evan Rehm at 302-739-9939. you are ready for a historically significant, maintenance-free lifestyle you should go to Church. ... 325 Mulberry Street,The Church Condo, OldTown Lewes that is. & Unique Downtown Lofts, one sq. ft. w/2 Private Owner's the other 2,200 sq. ft. w/3 Owner's Suites, both w/soaring floors, original detail, star-gazing palladium cascading staircases, entertaining spaces, and life altering convenience. UPSCALE URBAN Offered Exclusively by Skip Faust ...the lasting difference Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 227-6410 20747 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE www.bellingersjewelers.oom