|Location||west of the Indian River inlet on Long Neck, near Bethany Beach, Delaware|
|Area||140 acres (57 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||78003177|
|Added to NRHP||December 29, 1978|
Poplar Thicket, also known as Marian R. Okie Memorial Wildlife Preserve at Poplar Thicket, is an archaeological site located near Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware. Poplar Thicket is the name of a farm purchased by L.P. Faucett in 1918. It consists of forest, marshes, and wetlands spread across a quarter-mile of undisturbed Indian River Bayshore. Austin Okie, a grandson of Faucett, donated the property to The Nature Conservancy in October 2007, to serve as a bird refuge. The property was subsequently transferred to the state of Delaware, establishing it as the Marian R. Okie Memorial Wildlife Preserve at Poplar Thicket. The property is administered by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and serves as a bird sanctuary, used for conservation education and environmentally-sensitive activities such as bird-watching and walking.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Delaware: Marian R. Okie Memorial Wildlife Preserve at Poplar Thicket". The Nature Conservancy.
- "New wildlife preserve dedicated on Indian River Bay", Coastal Point, September 12, 2012.
- Marian R. Okie Memorial Wildlife Preserve, ECODelaware.com
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