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Center for Inland Bays and Stockley Center Partner for Clean Water

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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

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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

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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

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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

A living shoreline installation using coir logs and native plants at a low wave and wind energy site.  Photo credit:  Michigan State University Extension
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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2nd Annual Clean Water Rally Draws Crowd of Over 120 Citizen Advocates

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to Discuss Clean Water Funding
On June 7, 2016, over 120 people rallied in Dover to show their support for clean water funding. After gathering outside of Legislative Hall, citizen advocates went on to speak with Governor Markell and their local legislators to explain why clean water funding is personally important to them.Chris Bason, Executive Director ...
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Center for Inland Bays Receives Over $4,500 as Beneficiary of Gary’s Dewey Beach Brewfest

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The 7th Annual Dewey Beach Brewfest, sponsored by Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, raised $4,554 for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), a local non-profit organization working to protect and restore the three Inland Bays.This is the second year the CIB has been the beneficiary of the profits from this popular springtime affair. Co-owner Gary Cannon is already looking ...
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Drivers Cautioned to Watch Out for Terrapins Crossing Rt. 1 and Other Roads Around the Bays

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Indian River Inlet, DE:  Drivers are urged to use extra caution when traveling Delaware’s coastal highways through June and July. As the summer gets underway, female Diamondback terrapins are crossing Route 1 to lay their eggs in the soft sand of the ocean dunes, and many are killed in the process.“The dune area along Route 1 in Delaware Seashore State ...
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Join the Center for the Inland Bays and Head to the Clean Water Rally in Dover on June 7th

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Indian River Inlet, DE:  Show Delaware’s legislators that you support clean water! Join the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) as they head to the 2nd Annual Clean Water Rally on Tuesday, June 7th from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, held on Legislative Green in Dover.To get there, attendees from around the Inland Bays are invited to join the "Clean Water ...
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“Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” Gears Up for its Second Season

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Center for the Inland Bays Sets Goal to Collect 2,000 Bushels for the BaysAt the start of its second season, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ (CIB) oyster shell recycling program, Don’t Chuck Your Shucks is geared up to double last year’s record.In 2015, “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” successfully collected over 1,000 bushels of shell, surpassing the goal set ...
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Inland Bays Clean-Up on June 11th 2016

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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the Arrayth Annual Inland Bays Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11th. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.Again this year, the cleanup will take place at Massey’s ...
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Celebrate Spring at the Native Plant Sale at James Farm April 30th

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Celebrate the return of spring at the Arrayth Annual “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The native flowers, ferns, grasses, trees and shrubs for sale are the main attraction, but the event also offers guided walks on ...
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