Interpretive wildlife sign dedicated at Stockley Street Park

May 5th, 2018

The dedication ceremony of the City of Rehoboth Beach and Save Our Lakes 3 (SOLA3) interpretive wildlife sign took place at Stockley Street Park on May 4. City and state officials were joined by members of the SOLA3 board, who participated in the ceremony.  The sign is one of ten signs installed around the city’s lakes as part of a collaboration between the city and SOLA3, which focuses on not feeding wildlife. Well-intentioned people erroneously believe that feeding is beneficial to wildlife, but it often has negative ecological, environmental, and social consequences. The new signs provide educational information about how to help keep wildlife wild and healthy. One way you can help to reduce wildlife conflict is by not feeding waterfowl, turtles, fish or other wildlife. SOLA3 President Sallie Forman said, “SOLA3 is proud of the partnership with the city to bring attention to this important issue.” The board continues to work with government officials, community leaders, lakes and environmental experts – on challenges facing the lakes and remedies that address them. Mayor Paul Kuhns says the lakes are a wonderful asset to the community and this project benefits the entire city. “It is important for all of us to concentrate our efforts on these types of projects because habitat, not feeding, is what guarantees the future of wildlife. The city is grateful to SOLA3 and their efforts to conserve wildlife and habitat.” Signs are located at Stockley Street Park, Lake Gerar, and Silver Lake. For more information about SOLA3, visit www.sola3.org.

(l-r) SOLA3 board member Susan Gay, Mayor Paul Kuhns, City Manager Sharon Lynn, SOLA3 board member Charlie Browne, SOLA3 board member Sallie Forman, Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, Commissioner Kathy McGuiness