Welcome to the Center for the Inland Bays!

If you live or vacation in south coastal Delaware…the Inland Bays are the Bays in Your Backyard.

Three shallow bays- Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay- lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight and sound of the Atlantic Ocean. The bays serve as the backbone of Delaware’s coastal resort area stretching from Cape Henlopen to the north at the mouth of the Delaware Bay to the Town of Fenwick Island at the Maryland state line to the south. The watershed area also extends west to the headwater streams of Indian River and other tributaries, and the farm fields, millponds and marshes of Sussex County, Delaware. Find out what we do »

Get to know the Bays!  Check here for some ideas on places to walk and paddle!

Quick Links! To current projects and events…

   Burton Island Report
2014 Inland Bays Horseshoe Crab Survey
2012 Inshore Fish Survey
   Create Your Own Rain Garden!
   Shellfish Aquaculture Coming to the Inland Bays!
Sea Level Rise in Delaware

Videos from Around the Bays


Center for the Inland Bays Dogfish Head Benelovence Video! Find out more! »


Delaware is planning for Sea Level Rise! Find out more! »

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Publications

Annual Report Inland Bays Journal 2011 State of the Bays CIB Work Plan
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At these locations…

 

Center for the Inland Bays
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James Farm Ecological Preserve
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Bethany Beach Nature Center
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