CHAPTER 379

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 720

AN ACT ACCEPTING A GIFT OR LAND FROM E. I. Du PONT De NEMOURS AND COMPANY ALONG WHITE CLAY CREEK IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE FOR USE AS A PARK IN CONCERT WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ACCEPTING A SIMILAR GIFT IN CHESTER, COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AND FURTHER SUPPORTING A BI-STATE ADVISORY BODY.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania desire to create a bi-state park along White Clay Creek in said states; and

WHEREAS, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company owns approximately 528 acres of land along White Clay Creek in New Castle County, Delaware, and approximately 1234 acres of land, contiguous with the aforesaid land, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which it desires to donate to the respective states in perpetuity as a park for low intensity outdoor recreational use by the citizens of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. The State of Delaware accepts a gift from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company of approximately 528 acreas of land along White Clay Creek in New Castle County, Delaware, for use inperpetuity as a park for low intensity outdoor recreational use to be administered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or its designee and to be known as the White Clay Creek Preserve, it being understood that the General Assembly of Pennsylvania intends to pass similar legislation.

Section 2. The State of Delaware hereby supports the establishment of a bi-state advisory body, composed of members from the State of Delaware and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who shall be appointed, respectively, by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control of the State of Delaware and his counterpart in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to advise the respective states as to recreation and conservation within the park.

Section 3. Once title to the Delaware portion of the White Clay Creek Preserve has been transferred to the State of Delaware, the Budget Director and the Controller General of the State of Delaware shall be empowered to authorize the transfer to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, from funds appropriated in the Fiscal Year 1985 Budget Act, up to $100,000 for the maintenace of the land for the balance of Fiscal Year 1985.

Approved July 17, 1984.