Public Hearing: Lawton Family Marina

Division of Water

Published: Feb. 3, 2021
Comments Due: March 11, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to consider comments from the public on the Subaqueous Lands Lease, Marina Permit and Operations and Maintenance Plan application for Lawton Family Marina – Joe Ribinsky (Docket # 2021-P-W-0001) The applicant proposes to construct a new 10 slip marina consisting of a 4 foot wide by 120 foot long pier, six (6) 2 foot wide by 24 foot long finger piers, two (2) boat lifts with 4 associated pilings each and 16 free-standing mooring pilings and to authorize a 16 foot wide by 10 foot long concrete boat ramp in Herring Creek located northwest of the terminus of Sisters Lane, Millsboro, Sussex County, DE 

For additional information on the above matter and to review this application, visit or contact Julie R. Molina, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, 89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19904, by phone at (302) 739-9384, or by email at

The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at If prompted for a password, please use: LawtonMarina. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-408-418-9388 and enter the event code 179 227 5331. Closed-captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event. 

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC public hearings must pre-register no later than noon of the date of the virtual hearing at or by telephone at 302-739-9295. 

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, or by using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the following address: 

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901