Sussex County is on the verge of two excellent 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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    This special exhibition of art was created by the artists of Gallery One and inspired by the James Farm Ecological Preserve. Sales of these works will fund improvements that allow the Preserve to better educate and accommodate future visitors.

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    Shellfish aquaculture is an innovative approach which will improve water quality and habitat of the Inland Bays, while creating a new industry of locally-grown food and producing new jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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    At this free, family-friendly event, you'll plant trees, explore the significance of trees in protecting wildlife and water quality, make nature-friendly crafts, and show off your festive costumes!

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    Now, Rehoboth’s treated wastewater discharge is being sent one mile out into the ocean where it is quickly diluted 100:1 in under 6 minutes.

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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. 

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.

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