In mid-February 2017 DBG's final construction and site plan documents were signed by various officials involved in development of the future garden along Pepper Creek. Dennis Forney, chair of the Sussex County Land Trust—which has leased the waterfront site to the garden—joined with DBG Vice President Ray Sander and Executive Director Sheryl Swed to mark the occasion. Forney photographs courtesy Maddy Lauria, Cape Gazette
David Heatwole of Pennoni Associates, the project engineer, also added his signature. Evelyn Maurmeyer of Coastal & Estuarine Research provided the wetlands delineation for the document.