Fish and Wildlife Receives Boating Access Construction Award

October 13, 2004

The States Organization for Boating Access has awarded the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife the Midsize Access Project of the Year award for the quality construction of the Newport Boat Ramp, in Newport Delaware on the Christina River. Fish and Wildlife's project was one of three projects judged in this category.

"The judges liked that the Department developed abandoned real estate for public recreation and was an added extra that helped us snag the award," says Lacy Nichols, project manager. "This award let's us know that we are recognized for providing superior boating access areas for recreational boaters and anglers in the State of Delaware."

A project award is presented to an agency, group, or corporation for quality, unique, useful, economical or innovative projects. The judging criteria are on utilization of sound engineering principles; innovative design; potential life span of the project; economy of design, materials,
time, etc.; accessibility; safety; new or improved materials, methods, or
construction practices; and the embodiment of the States Organization for Boating Access design guidelines on ease and cost of maintenance and operation.

The States Organization for Boating Access is an organization devoted to the acquisition, development and administration of public recreational boating facilities nationwide. SOBA provides a forum for the exchange of views, ideas, concepts and experiences related to all aspects of
recreational boating facilities. For more information go to www.sobaus.org.

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