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    12th Annual ”Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale: Spring has returned, and so has the annual Native Plant Sale! Join us at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Saturday, April 30th from 9am – 1pm. for shopping, tours, talks, exhibits, and food by Good Earth Market!

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    Now Hiring:The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invites applications for its Office Manager who will manage the Center’s financial and business systems and conduct a variety of office operations ranging from employee benefits to clerical work.

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    2015 Annual Report Now Available: Staff, volunteers and partners of the CIB have been busy over the past 12 months. From living shorelines to oyster gardening, find out what’s been accomplished and what’s in the works!

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    Explore Living Shorelines: As an alternative to hardened bulkheads and stone rip-rap, Living Shorelines provide stabilization while maintaining natural habitat.

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    State of Love Creek Report: This compilation of data about Love Creek provides the community with information to restore and protect their creek.

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If you live or vacation in south coastal Delaware…the Inland Bays are right in your backyard!

Three shallow bays, the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay, lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight of the Atlantic Ocean. They serve as the backbone of Delaware’s coastal resort area that stretches north to Cape Henlopen, at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, and south to the Town of Fenwick Island and Maryland state line. 

The Inland Bays watershed area also extends west to the headwater streams of Indian River and other tributaries, surrounded by the farm fields, millponds and marshes of Sussex County, Delaware. The area features a beautiful and truly unique natural landscape so get outside and explore your Inland Bays

Will you Get On Board with the Bays?



Visit Us at One of These Locations


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Bethany Beach Nature Center BuildingLearn more about the Bays: 

Visit our partner location, the Bethany Beach Nature Center for additional children’s programs, indoor and outdoor exhibits and more information about the Inland Bays. 







Get to Know the Inland Bays






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