State officials are gathering in Sussex County to tout the benefits of being in Delaware's great outdoors.
The fourth annual Sussex Outdoors Summit on Monday will include a discussion of new, expanded uses of the Stockley Center, a state-operated facility for individuals with developmental disabilities on 750 acres of state land south of Georgetown.
Officials say a group called the Stockley Collaborative is working to carry out a strategic plan for the Stockley Center and its surrounding land that will benefit the health and wellness of all Delawareans while continuing to support and protect residents with disabilities.
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Speakers at Monday's summit include Gov. Jack Markell, Health and Social Secretary Rita Landgraf, and state public health director Dr. Karyl Rattay.