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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 - 17 Geese Continued from page 1 circle with the number of snow geese soaring while the number of Canada geese statewide has dropped to only 18,000 birds last year. Fueled by good habitat, good nesting years and poor hunt- ing success, the greater snow goose (midwest areas are populat- ed by the closely related lesser snow goose) population has soared. Nesting years in the high arctic areas favored by the birds have been mild and the high fly- ing vast flocks of birds have proven difficult for hunters to kill, partially because the birds are very difficult to attract to decoys. In many ways, it's a superb sto- ry of wildlife success. Much like the wild turkey and whitetail deer, snow geese are thriving. But in another way, the birds are becom- ing pests, because unlike Canada geese, they tend to pull up plants by the roots when they feed. That means entire marsh areas can be stripped to bare mud. Canada geese tend to nip off plants, leaving the roots in place. While snow-goose feeding may help distribute plant seeds in some marsh areas, they have proven very distructive in Bombay Hook and other areas across the county. Snow geese fall into a freshly cut corn field outside of Lewes. ing habitat," said Alexander. Delaware raised its daily bag limit to 10 birds in an effort to en- courage hunting. There is even a task force trying to develop recommendations to reduce the international popula- tion by 50 percent, according to Alexander. Recommendations are expected next spring, he said. October's waterfowl survey (bi- ologists like to joke you count the feet and divide by two) indicated there are 198,000 snow geese at Bombay Hook, 58,000 snow geese at Little Creek, 74,000 snow geese at northern Prime Hook and 16,000 birds at Lewes. Canada geese are rebounding birds in Delaware, a figure that is about a 10,000-bird increase over last year's dismal numbers. Alexander said the snow geese may overwhelm Canada geese with their sheer numbers, but they do not drive the other birds away. Canada geese may be moved off ponds or other specific areas, but the number of snow geese tends to be the least of their worries (bad nesting years and heavy hunting are blamed for much of their de- cline). "They don't drive Canada geese away from Delmarva, just to another area," he said. Provisions Continued from page 15 owner shall be responsible for ex- termination." "Every dwelling unit shall in- clude its own plumbing facilities which are in proper operating con- dition, can be used in privacy and are adequate for personal cleanli- ness and the disposal of human waste. All plumbing is to be in- stalled in accordance with the State Plumbing Code." "All spaces or rooms shall be provided sufficient light so as not to endanger health and safety. All spaces or rooms shall be provided with natural or artificial light of sufficient intensity and so distrib- uted as to permit the maintenance of sanitary conditions and the safe use of the space and the appli- ances and fixtures." "In every dwelling unit that contains a refrigeration unit for the temporary preservation of per- ishable foods, each unit shall be capable of maintaining an average temperature below 45 degrees." "EverY dwelling unit and guest room shall be provided with heating facilities capable of main- taining a room temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit." "In order to safeguard the safe- ty, health and welfare of the pub- lic, the Code official is authorized to enter any structure or premises at any reasonable time, without prior notice, for the purpose of makipg inspections and perform- ing duties under this chapter." Violations could be punished by fines of not less than $25 and not any more than $2,500 or by im- prisonment of not more than 30 days. Delaware maps available for bicyclists The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that the latest editions of the Delaware maps for bicyclists are now available. The 1997 publications, for New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, fea- ture maps of routes and roadways throughout the state that are suitable for recreational biking. The maps feature Bicycle Route One and the Amish Country Tour bike route, as well as safety information. To obtain a map, call 1-800-441-8846. r i / / i / i i i i i i i i / / i i i 11 think they ve cme s far s i'htly after nest n' Y*" I I that the.y are in danger of destroy- and the survey showed 28,000 Welcome to the new, Sussex Airport Committee meeting set ea to.-ue Off The next regularly scheduled meeteing of the Sussex County Airport I SY" $ " -sea n Ii Committee will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Sussex County Offices West Complex Building (formerly Wilmington Trust IIF@ Administrative Building)Conference Room, First Floor, Rt. 113, in rry SchedtlllL--00 G:d rlgedO2tral Fprkmgrf_iinfat r5 a;i77  0c.al I the Economic Development i j:: I I Starting Monday, October 20. 1997, :i/ I the Cape May-Lewes Ferry system } 1 will begin a new, off-season / iiI I schedule which adds additional m d00pa,00u,00s bo00h " I :'l--- . May and Lewes. Ferries will I I depart from both sides of the Bay  .......................... l t the times listed below-except on certain " i holidays when additional departures are scheduled. ......................... - DALLY Leaving Cape May l 8:40 am Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10124-10126 6:40 pm .:----,,-,,,---.o-,--,.,.,.:- -:- ,, :::: -- I  10:20 am Sunday, 11/9 6 11/30 I1:00 am, 2:20 pm :}:.,t Satellite TV[WComplete -' ,,.o.. ,.,,,, ,0 ,,,,,.,,.,,o --,, .... .,,o., 1:40 pm Leaving Lewes " I"', Equintinstalled--iwJtdtIfdl I ,, 3:20 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10124-10126 8:20 pm I ]l,falk"ll" Channel'packed?RIMEEnlertainmenl-Fftnl onth [i 5"00 pm Sunday, 1119 & 11130 12:40 pm, 4:00 pm 1 lMaill SHOW1)Mrnoviechannels-lF_flr month I c, , ave ers' checks and credit cards accepted. 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