The CIB was established in 1994 when the Delaware General Assembly passed H.B. 540 – the Inland Bays Watershed Enhancement Act (69 Del. Laws, c. 468, § 1.). Our mission is to promote the wise use and enhancement of the Inland Bays and their watersheds.
Our work involves activities in four areas of mission: education and outreach, science and research, restoration and public policy.
Delaware’s Inland Bays were designated an “estuary of national significance in 1988 by the U.S. Congress, and as such, the Center for the Inland Bays is one of the 28 National Estuary Programs (NEP’s).
Did You Know
DID YOU KNOW?
Blue crabs have the ability to sacrifice limbs (called autotomy) in order to avoid capture. Missing limbs are regrown by a process called regeneration.