Update on Assateague Beach Parking in Virginia
Contact: Rachelle Daigneault, 410-629-6088
Berlin, Maryland - Visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia will soon be able to enjoy easy access to Assateague beaches. The Federal Highways Administration has awarded the contract for repair of parking lots damaged due to Hurricane Sandy. The contract was awarded to Heard Construction, Inc. out of Chesapeake, Virginia. Work to parking lots will begin in about two weeks when bonds have been executed, and supplies and materials are in place. The project is expected to be completed May 24, 2013 in time for what is expected to be, a busy Memorial Day weekend.
Did You Know?
Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. American Indians applied peeled pads to wounds and drank pad tea for lung ailments. Fruits were eaten fresh or dried for winter use.