The public is being invited to “Return to Earth,” a free event to be held Friday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fenwick Shores Hotel, 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island. On the agenda are Native American storyteller Raggi Rain, as well as officials from Delaware State Parks and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.
Part of the focus of the event will be efforts to preserve Thompson Island, a state-owned parcel west of Dewey Beach. In addition to its environmental significance, Clark said, Thompson Island has been found to hold historic importance for Native American tribes.
Thompson Island also is home to two types of wetlands — estuarine and palustrine — whose brackish and freshwater wetlands host dozens of species of birds and plants.
The ecological and cultural features of the island preserve are currently threatened by erosion, vandalism and sea-level rise.
Chris Clark said he hopes the April 29 event can be the continuation of a conversation among diverse segments of the community. He invited the community to “come and hear a way of going forward; working toward a common goal” to the benefit of a rich natural and cultural resource.
He will have on display some images relevant to the area (see the event page on rchrisclark.com), and will also have a giveaway of his Supermoon image.
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