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FSC-2015 James Farm

Hidden : 09/26/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache was originally placed for the First State Challenge 2015 sponsored by Delaware Geocachers. Although the challenge has ended, this cache is still available to be found!

FSC-2015 James Farm
Thanks to The 9Searchers for hiding this cache for FSC-2015.

Cache Details:
Hours: sunrise to sundown, free of charge.
The walk is about .25 mile round trip.
Visitors are asked to carry out their trash.
Pets are invited but should be leashed so that wildlife in the Preserve are not disturbed.

Permission granted by Robert Collins, Land Manager.

The 150-acre James Farm property was a gift to Sussex County from the late Mary Lighthipe, a descendant of the James family who had farmed the land for generations. She gave it in memory of her son, Harold, who died in an automobile accident. She gave it with the condition that the property be used for environmental education and recreational activities.

In the fall of 1998, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays was asked by the County to manage the property. Since that time, the CIB has worked with volunteers and partners to create an ecological preserve. The preserve now features more than three miles of marked hiking trails, three observation platforms, a boardwalk beach crossing, wildflower gardens, an amphitheater, an informational kiosk, rest areas, and more than 4,000 trees purchased and planted in a USFWS Partners in Wildlife reforestation effort.

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Permission granted by Robert Collins, Land Manager.

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