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    Now Hiring! The CIB invites applications for the position of Watershed Coordinator who will work with partner organizations on the implementation, tracking, and progress reporting for the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan including the Inland Bays Pollution Control Strategy.

    Learn More and Apply Now! »
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    Tee it up for the Inland Bays! The CIB has been generously selected as the charity partner for the 2017 Tidewater Utilities annual charity golf outing! Proceeds will be used to expand the Center’s Oyster Gardening and Oyster Shell Recycling Programs. Register by July 14th!

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    Available NOW! This report is a comprehensive 5-year update on the health of the Inland Bays and the surrounding watershed.

    Explore the health of the Inland Bays »
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    Your Input Matters!

    The Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is the roadmap that guides decision making in Sussex County. This fall, the process is just beginning for the Plan’s 10-year update. This is your chance to express your concerns where it really can make a difference… 

    Learn More »

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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. 

Here at the CIB, it is our mission to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays, the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.

Are you On Board with the Bays?



Visit Us!

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. 







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