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    Let everyone know your business is “On Board with the Bays”! Become a sponsor for Decked Out 2016 and receive tickets to the event, promotion of your business, and other exclusive perks! Then join us on Thursday, August 4th 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m. for an evening to remember.

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    RFP: James Farm Request for Engineering Services The CIB is soliciting proposals for engineering services in support of the James Farm Ecological Preserve Master Plan Implementation Project. Prospective consultants shall be ranked in order of preference, based upon items addressed in the proposals that are received.

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    Spring/Summer Inland Bays Journal Now Available! Batty for Bats? Curious about the power of soil? Wanna know "What's in the Water"? The Spring/Summer Issue of the Inland Bays Journal is for you!

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    Give Turtles a "Brake"! Use extra caution when traveling Delaware’s coastal highways through July. As the summer gets underway, female Diamondback terrapins are crossing Route 1 to lay their eggs in the soft sand of the ocean dunes. Terrapins should be picked up and taken back to the bay side of the road, placed behind the turtle fencing.

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    Read all about it!

    What has the CIB been up to lately? What’s coming up soon? Visit our “Press Releases” page to find out!

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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

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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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