Lamar Gore, Refuge Manager at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, showed off the new fishing pier that is being built at the Refuge in a Facebook post on December 27th.
The fishing pier will be 100 feet long and will have a ramp on one end and stairs on the other end. There have been some delays in construction due to finding large stones when drilling the metal piers into the water and the ground below it.
Celebrated as America’s First Urban Refuge, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum was established in 1972 for the purposes of preserving, restoring, and developing the natural area known as Tinicum Marsh. In addition, the refuge was established to provide environmental education and an opportunity to study nature. For more information, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/john_heinz/