Carper to Report on Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary

SMYRNA, DE – Senator Tom Carper will join members of Delaware’s environmental community tomorrow to kick off the Wildlife Festival at Bombay Hook and report on the creation of the federal horseshoe crab sanctuary in the Delaware Bay. “The establishment of this sanctuary is critically important for the preservation of horseshoe crabs, the well-being of migratory birds, and the commitment to preserve our ocean’s resources,” Carper said. “The Wildlife festival teaches so many of Delaware’s children the beauty of our natural environment and gives them a hands-on chance to learn.” This month, Bombay Hook is a spawning ground for the horseshoe crab and a prime location for hundreds of migratory shore birds. It is also the site of Delaware’s yearly Wildlife Festival, which this year marks the 98th Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Carper and members of the environmental community will be available for one-on-one interviews at and after the event. WHO: Senator Tom Carper, Delaware environmentalists, with help from horseshoe crabs, migratory shore birds and other wildlife WHAT: Report on the Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary and Kick-Off the Wilderness Festival WHERE: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977 WHEN: 1:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2001