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Great Marsh Preserve

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The Great Marsh Preserve, stretching over 17,000 acres between the City of Lewes and Slaughter Beach, Delaware, is one of the state’s few remaining wetlands, brimming with a variety of unique local fauna and wildlife. Towering pines and oaks, fields of tulip poplar, long grasses--all set the stage for sightings of red-wing blackbirds, wading birds, hawks, falcons, and more that arrive here for their summertime migration. Additionally, the vast salt marsh was once a vital resource used by locals for farming, shipbuilding, fishing, haying, roofing, insulation, livestock feed, and even artistic works.

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City of Lewes
1 Great Mars Circle
Lewes DE 19958