The Portal carries maps showing BOEM Active Renewable Energy Lease Areas – sites which have been leased by a company with the intent to build a wind energy facility – as well as Wind Planning Areas – sites that are being considered for wind power development – in the vicinity of the Delaware shoreline. (Click here to open full interactive version in new window.)
As construction and in-depth exploration eventually proceeds in these areas, Coker believes it’s possible that artifacts from the ancient settlements and religious grounds that once stood there could be unearthed. He hopes any significant finds will be identified properly and afforded appropriate protections through the regional ocean planning process.
“That’s our history,” Coker said. “And I hope that history is not overlooked because it’s not the history of the current population of this country.”