Work Begins on Assateague Beach Parking in Virginia
Contact: Rachelle Daigneault, 410-629-6088
Berlin, Maryland - The highly anticipated repair work on beach parking lots damaged during Hurricane Sandy has begun. Visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will observe representatives of Heard Construction, Inc reconstructing beach parking areas on the Virginia end of Assateague Island. Parking lots will be returned to an environmentally friendly crushed clamshell base. The contract, awarded through the Federal Highways Administration, designates a completion date of May 24, 2013 in time for a busy Memorial Day weekend. National Park Service staff in contact with the contractor say that work is progressing on schedule.
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.