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    It is our hope that one day our Inland Bays will be safe, swimmable, and fishable for all. To achieve these goals, we need your help!

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    Sussex County is on the verge of opportunities that can help to protect our homes, businesses, and environment! But the County must hear from YOU. Check out these resources and to find out how you can help!

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    The Center has released a series of recommendations related to wastewater permit violations at the Mountaire poultry processing facility on the Indian River, following a presentation in April of findings that the facility has a history of chronic permit violations and lax enforcement.

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Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays

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. 

To preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed.


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Have you seen some fantastic new photos floating around our social media, and in our publications? Many of these are provided courtesy of Neil D. Parry Photography, a professional photographer based at the Delaware Beaches.
Neil photographs weddings, families, couples, and places. His photography can be found on the walls of local galleries, restaurants and retail spaces, and in publications such as Seaside Bride, Baltimore Magazine, the Cape Gazette, and Delaware Today. Visit Neil online or request a quote at www.ndp-photography.com !