Welcome to The Refuge at Dirickson Creek! More than a destination, a community should be welcoming and inspire residents toward common goals. Our community’s website is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for current and potential residents, and for the public. We encourage all residents to be involved in making The Refuge the best it can be!
Homeowners should visit the Neighborhood News page to read about important events and issues that are of interest. 

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The following information may be of interest to Current as well as Future Homeowners:


Important Announcement:  Fenwick Protection Project. Proposed plans for 70 room hotel and restaurant on RT 54
Dear Community Members;
Our “Quiet Resorts” are again under attack from developers wanting to build structures that do not conform nor support the “Quiet Resorts” quality of life we want for our communities.
     The Carl M. Freeman Companies are planning to develop the Cannon Farm Property on Route 54 (Lighthouse Road), an iconic 82.63 acre parcel of farm wetlands, which stretches along the north side of the Route 54 Bridge between Treasure Beach & Catch 54. The Freeman companies have already received preliminary approval to build 70 Single Family homes on the property and recently applied for a Conditional Use Permit to build a Hotel and Restaurant in this area (C/U 2236). Our goal is to strongly oppose and possibly stop the Freeman Companies from developing a Hotel and Restaurant on the 9.2 acres on the north side of Route 54 in West Fenwick. We want to protect our wetlands & preserve our quality of life.
If you have concerns regarding the proposed plan, PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD! Send letters of opposition to C/U 2236 - Hotel & Restaurant on parcel 533-20.00-22.00 & 20.00 to Planning & Zoning Director Jamie Whitehouse at:
Sussex County Planning & Zoning Office, 2 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm. Write or email the Sussex County Council, reach out and contact your local elected officials, send letters to the local newspaper editors, and post to your neighborhood and social media sites.
Thank you,
Fenwick Protection Project Members
Samantha Danaher
Kirsten McGuigan-Kleinstuber
Brian Hutchinson
Andrew Kleinstuber
Please visit the following resources for additional information:
Facebook Page: Click Here.
Coastal Point Article: Click Here.
Local News Video: Click Here.
For more information, Click Here.
To see a map of the proposed project, Click Here.
Kayaking Instructions and Kayaking Tours
The Refuge Social Committee has partnered with Coastal Kayak to bring fun and educational kayak adventures to our backyard this summer! 
KAYAKING 101 - $50.00 per person
Whether you’re a beginner, or just looking to refresh your skills and knowledge, this class is a must.  We start on land, then hit the water!  Participants will….Click Here for complete information of all class dates and tour dates.
For complete information visit Neighborhood News.
Game Day for All Ages at the Pool
Saturday June 26. Check Neighborhood News for more details.
Refuge Spring Garden Tour at Sunset
Join friends and neighbors at the Home and Garden Committee, annual Spring Garden Tour of various homes in the neighborhood. June 28th at 6:00 pm. Check Neighborhood News for more information. 


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