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James Farm Middle School Program Gets Indian River School District Students Outdoors

Ocean View, DE: The James Farm Middle School Program, a partnership between Indian River School District and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), has just wrapped up it’s 18th year educating local students about water quality, wetlands, and other local ecosystems! Serving approximately 1,400 students annually, the Program provides a unique experience to area 7th and 8th graders, ...
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Volunteers Clean-Up Over ½ Ton of Trash from Delaware’s Inland Bays

Indian River Inlet, DE: The 2017 Inland Bays Clean-Up was held on June 10th, organized by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, in conjunction with the DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, and Division of Parks & Recreation. Leaving from Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp, sixty-nine participants in thirteen boats collected trash from Indian River and Rehoboth ...
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Help ‘Beautify the Bays’ at the Inland Bays Clean-Up on June 10th

Indian River Inlet -  The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and participants with boats for the 12th Annual Inland Bays Clean-Up. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th and will focus on the shores along Rehoboth and Indian River Bays. Advance volunteer sign-up is requested, as lunch and a reusable ...
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Celebrate Spring at the Native Plant Sale at James Farm May 6th

Indian River Inlet, DE: Celebrate the return of spring at the 13th Annual “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View. Come browse from a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses, and stick around for naturalist tours, demonstrations, gardening tips, ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Seeks Volunteers for Annual Horseshoe Crab Survey

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) seeks volunteers to assist with the 2017 Horseshoe Crab Survey. This citizen science volunteer effort gathers data about horseshoe crab spawning populations at sites on Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay.An orientation program for volunteers will be held on Thursday, April 6 at 5pm at the CIB office located ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Seeks Volunteers for Annual Fish Survey

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) seeks volunteers to assist with the 2017 Inshore Fish Monitoring Program. This all-volunteer effort is studying the fish population of the Inland Bays at sixteen sites around the three Inland Bays and their tributaries.An orientation program will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 5 pm at the CIB office located on Inlet ...
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Local Restaurants Give Back to the Bays through ‘Don’t Chuck Your Shucks’ Shell Recycling Program

Don’t Chuck Your Shucks, a partnership between the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), the Nature Conservancy in Delaware, and 19 local restaurants is gearing up for a third season. This unique recycling program collects discarded oyster shell for use in oyster restoration projects in the Inland Bays.The CIB kicked-off its third full season of “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” ...
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Center for Inland Bays and Stockley Center Partner for Clean Water

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) has partnered with the Delaware Health and Social Service’s Stockley Center on a project to reduce stormwater runoff to Cow Bridge Branch, a stream that runs through Doe Bridge Nature Preserve.Located near Georgetown, the 315-acre Doe Bridge Nature Preserve is one of the most biologically-unique areas in Delaware. Because of the ecological ...
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Farewell, Sally

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After twelve years, Sally Boswell, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the CIB, has resigned from her position and will be pursuing new opportunities.Sally began her work with the CIB in the fall of 2004 as an instructor for the CIB’s James Farm Middle School Education program after teaching the previous school year at the partner program at Ingram Pond Outdoor ...
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Reforestation at Angola Neck and Bullseye-Ferry Landing Preserves Reduce Nutrient Pollution and Create Interior Forest Habitat

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Rehoboth Beach, DE –
 This week, volunteers teamed up with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), The Nature Conservancy in Delaware, and DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation, to reforest areas of Bullseye-Ferry Landing Preserve near Millsboro and the Perry Tract at Angola Neck Preserve near Lewes.“Reforesting these 37 total acres is a win for native wildlife, local ...
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Volunteers Wanted for Reforestation Tree Plantings at Angola Neck and Bullseye-Ferry Landing Preserves

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers to assist with two reforestation projects, planting trees at Bullseye-Ferry Landing Preserve (December 20 and 21) and the Perry Tract at Angola Neck Preserve (December 22 and 23), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.“Converting these areas from cropland to forests will not only help reduce the nutrient ...
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‘Don’t Chuck Your Shucks’ Oyster Shell Recycling Program Collects 2,000 Bushels for Inland Bays Restoration

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Rehoboth Beach, DE -  Eighteen local restaurants and their oyster-eating patrons helped the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ (CIB) collect over 2,000 bushels of oyster shell this season, surpassing it’s 2016 goal. ‘Don’t Chuck Your Shucks,’ a shell recycling program, is a partnership between the CIB, The Nature Conservancy, and local restaurants, and is part of a larger effort ...
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Steve Maternick Named Development Coordinator at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven R. Maternick to the position of Development Coordinator to direct philanthropic programs in support of the mission of the CIB: preserving, protecting and restoring the Inland Bays.“As an experienced professional fund raiser and leader of various not-for-profit organizations over the ...
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CIB’s ‘Decked Out!’ Event Nets $22,926 to Preserve, Protect and Restore Delaware’s Inland Bays

Rehoboth Beach, DE: At sunset on Thursday, August 4th, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) held its 9th Annual Decked Out! event. A total of $22,926 was raised to support research and restoration on Delaware’s three Inland Bays.“I would like to sincerely thank this year’s sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers, and staff for helping to make this year’s event ...
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Streamlined Permitting for Living Shorelines is a Win for the Inland Bays

Around the Inland Bays, shorelines have been ‘hardened’ with bulkheads or rip rap to protect against erosion.  But, ironically, these structures often increase the rate of shoreline erosion.  They also eliminate the sandy beaches and marshes that support shore birds and other marine animals.A living shoreline is alternative to using bulk heading or rip rap.  It defends against erosion while ...
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