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Center for the Inland Bays Recommends Mitigation of Mountaire Pollution

Center for the Inland Bays Recommends Mitigation of Mountaire Pollution
Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has released a series of recommendations related to wastewater permit violations at the Mountaire poultry processing facility on the Indian River.  The recommendations follow a presentation in April of findings that the facility has a history of chronic permit violations and lax enforcement that contributed to pollution of ground and surface ...
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Explore Mathematical Models of the Inland Bays at this Friday’s STAC Meeting!

Explore Mathematical Models of the Inland Bays at this Friday's STAC Meeting!
Lewes, DE — The public is invited to attend the next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 9:00 am - noon at the DNREC Lewes Field Facility on 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes, DE. At this meeting, the focus will be on development of mathematical models of the Inland Bays to make predictions about the results ...
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New Reforestation Plan Will Combat Effects of Urbanization/Pollution

New Reforestation Plan Will Combat Effects of Urbanization/Pollution
Rehoboth Beach — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ new Watershed Reforestation Plan identifies and envisions water quality improvement projects that benefit the Inland Bays and create valuable partnerships in conservation efforts. In recent years, land use has changed dramatically for the Inland Bays watershed (an area of land covering most of eastern Sussex County that drains into the ...
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Letter to the Editor: Delaware Chose Clean Water for 2019

Letter to the Editor: Delaware Chose Clean Water for 2019
by Amy Barra On behalf of the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays would like to thank Governor John Carney and Delaware State Legislature for their efforts that secured $10 million for open space preservation, $10 million for farmland preservation, and $10 million for investments for clean water in Delaware’s budget for fiscal ...
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Research on ribbed mussel habitat restoration to be presented at next meeting of the Center for the Inland Bays Science Committee

Research on ribbed mussel habitat restoration to be presented at next meeting of the Center for the Inland Bays Science Committee
The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invites the public to attend the next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 9:00am - noon at the DNREC Lewes Field Facility on 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes, DE. At this meeting, Dr. Joshua Moody of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will present his work ...
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Delaware Chooses Clean Water for 2019

Algal bloom on Salt Pond
On behalf of the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays would like to thank Governor John Carney and Delaware State Legislature for their efforts that secured $10 million for open space preservation, $10 million for farmland preservation, and $10 million for investments for clean water in Delaware’s budget for fiscal year 2019! Clean ...
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Center from the Inland Bays Seeks Feedback on Plan to Manage the Inland Bays

Center from the Inland Bays Seeks Feedback on Plan to Manage the Inland Bays
The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays needs your help! The Center will host a public forum on the evening of Monday, July 23rd at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro to share updates and collect public feedback on the management plan for the future of the Inland Bays. The updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) will direct ...
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Attend the Best Bayside Party of the Year on August 2nd!

Attend the Best Bayside Party of the Year on August 2nd!
Rehoboth Beach, DE — On the evening of Thursday, August 2nd from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., join the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays for the 11th Annual Decked Out fundraiser, featuring friends, fun, and food — and raising money to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s three Inland Bays! The event will be held at the Center’s Headquarters at 39375 Inlet ...
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New Rehoboth Outfall Means Healthier Inland Bays!

New Rehoboth Outfall Means Healthier Inland Bays!
Rehoboth Beach - On Friday, June 15, officials and members of the community gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of the City of Rehoboth Beach’s ocean outfall project. A win for the Inland Bays, this outfall will prevent over 17,000 lbs of nitrogen and 1,000 lbs of phosphorus from entering the Bays each year! “The completion of ...
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Dewey Beach Embraces Nature-Based Stormwater Solutions

Dewey Beach Embraces Nature-Based Stormwater Solutions
Dewey Beach, DE - This coming fall, new green infrastructure project by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and the Town of Dewey Beach will soon reduce nuisance flooding and treat polluted stormwater at the northeast corner of Coastal Highway (SR1) and Read Avenue, just outside of the Little Store grocery.    Intense development, a low-lying geography, and sea ...
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One Ton of Plastic Pollution and Assorted Junk Removed from the Inland Bays!

One Ton of Plastic Pollution and Assorted Junk Removed from the Inland Bays!
Indian River Inlet, DE — On June 9th, 54 energetic volunteers hopped aboard boats and scoured the shores of the Inland Bays, removing a whopping one ton of trash!   Organized by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, this event was run with the assistance of DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, and the Division of Parks ...
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Raise “Workhorse” Oysters to Help Delaware’s Inland Bays!

Raise “Workhorse” Oysters to Help Delaware’s Inland Bays!
Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays wants YOU for its Oyster Gardening Program: a restoration effort that brings scientists and volunteers together to restore the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) to the waters of Delaware’s Inland Bays. This program recruits residents of local waterfront properties to raise small amounts of oysters in the waters surrounding their ...
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Fight Trash Pollution in the Inland Bays on June 9th

Fight Trash Pollution in the Inland Bays on June 9th
Indian River Inlet -  The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and participants with boats for the 13th Annual Inland Bays Clean-Up. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th and will focus on the shores along Rehoboth and Indian River Bays. Last year’s event drew 69 volunteers who collected ...
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Indian River Rally to Inform, Entertain and Inspire on May 10!

Indian River Rally to Inform, Entertain and Inspire on May 10!
Ocean View, DE — Celebrate the Indian River with the River Rally at Cupola Park on May 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hosted by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, this FREE family-friendly rally aims to inform, entertain, and inspire the community to celebrate and protect our Indian River! Beginning at 4:00 p.m., visitors can find ...
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14th Annual Native Plant Sale is “Planting for the Birds” on May 5!

14th Annual Native Plant Sale is “Planting for the Birds” on May 5!
Ocean View, DE — Head to the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View for the 14th Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Get ready to “plant for the birds” as you choose from a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses. Then stick around for tours, demonstrations, gardening tips, ...
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