Surf Fishing, Beach Driving, Edible Plants At Delaware Seashore State Park

by Dave on August 31, 2010

Surf-fishing Class to be held at Delaware Seashore State Park on Friday, September 17th at 1 p.m.

Calling all aspiring surf-fishermen! If you’ve been waiting for the chance to learn how to surf fish, but aren’t sure just where to begin, Delaware Seashore State Park has a program planned for you! Join parks staff on Friday, September 17th from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. for an introductory class in surf-fishing.

This class will provide beginning surf-fishers with a foundation in the art and practice of the sport. This program will cover what equipment to use, current rules and regulations, and fish identification, as well as the opportunity to practice their techniques. Participants must be at least 10 years old and those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This class costs $25 per person and includes use of rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Space is limited so please pre-register for this program which will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum is located on Route 1 in Delaware Seashore State Park, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. To pre-register, or to get more information on this or other programs, please call (302) 227-6991.

DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK TO OFFER BEACH DRIVING CLINIC

Delaware Seashore State Park will be offering a free beach-driving clinic for prospective surf-fishers on Saturday, September18 from 10 a.m. to noon. For the first-timer who’s not quite sure how to get started or the rusty veteran who could use a refresher course, this clinic will prepare participants to drive safely and responsibly on Delaware State Parks’ surf-fishing beaches.

Join parks staff and enforcement as they go over the basics of safe and courteous beach driving. The program will outline park rules and licensing and equipment requirements, and will include tips and tricks to maximize your enjoyment of the sport. Participants will also be able to participate in a short practice drive on the beach, provided they have a valid surf tag on their vehicle. The fee for this program is $5 and pre-registration is not required.

Participants will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Delaware Seashore State Park, 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. For more information on this or other programs, please call the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 302-227-6991.

Edible Plants of the Seashore

Have you ever wondered what edible plants are growing in the sandy soil of coastal Delaware? From bayberry to yucca, coastal plants can provide food for more than just the animals. Go beyond simple plant identification and explore the natural wonders of wild edible plants at the Delaware Seashore State Park’s Edible Plants of the Seashore program on Sunday, September 12th at 1 p.m.

Join a park naturalist to learn about the many culinary uses of plants at the beach! This indoor program will introduce you to some of the native plants of coastal Delaware, such as beach plum, prickly pear, and sea lettuce. Participants will leave with new cooking tips for salads, soups, jams and jellies, beverages and sweet treats. There will even be a few samples to try! The fee for this program is $6 and pre-registration is not required.

This program will meet at Indian River-Life Saving Station Museum, located on Route 1 in Delaware Seashore State Park, 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet and 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach. For more information or to register, please call 302-227-6991.

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