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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

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

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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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, 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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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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South Bethany’s New “Floating Wetlands” to Improve the Health of Local Waterways

South Bethany, DE - A new project, a  partnership between the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Town of South Bethany, and the South Bethany Property Owners Association (SBPOA), will reduce the amount of pollutants in stormwater runoff that flows to Little Assawoman Bay. While the open waters of the bay have generally healthy levels of dissolved oxygen, and ...
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Center for the Inland Bays to Kick Off Annual Horseshoe Crab Survey on April 5

OCEAN VIEW- The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2018 Horseshoe Crab Survey! A volunteer orientation program will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the CHEER Center, located at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. This citizen science volunteer effort gathers data about horseshoe crab spawning populations at sites on Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay ...
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2018 Fish Survey Volunteers to Receive Training and Team Assignments March 27

REHOBOTH BEACH- The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2018 Fish Survey! A volunteer orientation and team assignments program will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Center office located at 39375 Inlet Rd in Rehoboth Beach—next the the Indian River Bridge and Marina. Since 2011, volunteers ...
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Local Restaurant Shell Recycling Program Aims to Expand in 2018

Rehoboth Beach - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” shellfish recycling program is gearing up for another tasty season. Fresh off the success of 2017, where the program collected 4000 bushels of shell from 25 restaurants, the Center aims to bring even more local restaurants on board! A partnership between the Delaware Center for the ...
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DE Center for the Inland Bays Wants to Hear YOUR Concerns 
About the Inland Bays and Surrounding Lands

Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays needs your help to update a comprehensive plan for managing the Inland Bays. By filling out a brief survey, you can help the Center focus on your community’s concerns relating to the health of the Rehoboth, Indian River, and Little Assawoman Bays and the land surrounding them. The Delaware ...
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