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A Safer Day on the Bays for about 43 Cents a Pound

Center for Inland Bays Working to Remove Hazardous Debris from the BaysIndian River Inlet, DE:   When most people hear about the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, they think about cleaning up pollution in the Bays.  But one CIB committee is focused on the broader mission; the ‘wise use and enhancement’ of the Inland Bays.  The Water Use Plan Implementation ...
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Native Plant Sale at James Farm an Annual Rite of Spring!

Indian River Inlet, DE:   For many, the annual Native Plant Sale at James Farm Ecological Preserve has become a spring tradition.  Now in its eleventh year, the Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2nd at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View is the ‘one-stop-shop’ for ‘going native’ in your garden ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Volunteer Dennis Bartow Awarded Presidential Honor

Rehoboth Beach, DE:  Dr. Dennis Bartow of Ocean View was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award with thanks and appreciation from President Barack Obama for his devotion to service in his work for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.  A retired educator and administrator from Montgomery County Pennsylvania, he came to the CIB in 2008 to teach in the ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Joins Delaware Conservation Leaders to Launch Clean Water Campaign

Rehoboth Beach, DE:  “Although Delaware’s Inland Bays have long been recognized as waters of exceptional recreational and ecological significance, water quality is still a concern because the Bays continue to receive nutrient pollution from a variety of sources like wastewater and fertilizers, said Chris Bason, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays in Rehoboth Beach.”“It is for ...
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Marianne Walch Named Science and Restoration Coordinator at the 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 Dr. Marianne Walch to the position of Science and Restoration Coordinator. Dr. Walch brings nearly 30 years of environmental and ecology research experience in academic, federal and state government positions to the CIB.  For twelve years she has been an Environmental Scientist ...
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Removing Rehoboth’s Wastewater Discharge Will Help Restore Rehoboth Bay

Letter to the Editor: On January 5th, DNREC Secretary David Small, decided to allow the City of Rehoboth Beach to move forward with plans to remove the City’s wastewater treatment plant discharge from Rehoboth Bay.  For decades, the wastewater has degraded this ecologically sensitive estuary.  Nutrients in the wastewater have contributed to murky waters, loss of sea grasses, blooms of algae ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Begins Re-Forestation at Angola Neck with the Planting of 4,200 Native Trees

At the mouth of Love Creek where it flows into Rehoboth Bay, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is working to improve wildlife habitat and enhance water quality by re-foresting 40 acres of farm field on the Perry Tract at the Angola Neck Preserve. This week, the CIB began the first phase of the project on 5.6 acres, planting ...
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Well Maintained Parks are Important for the Inland Bays

We are all fortunate to have so much public land around the Inland Bays.  In fact, there are seven areas managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks within the Bays’ watershed including:  Fenwick Island, Holts Landing, Fresh Pond, Delaware Seashore, and Cape Henlopen State Parks; and the Thompson Island and Angola Neck Preserves.  The benefits to our community provided by these ...
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Study to Restore Fish Passage for Native Migratory Fish on the Agenda of Next CIB Science Meeting

The spring migration of shad, herring and eel was once a harbinger of the season on rivers and creeks throughout the Inland Bays, but spawning runs have drastically declined.  The construction of dams on our waterways to supply power to mills prevented these species from reaching their spawning grounds upstream of the dams.  The mills are long gone, but the ...
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Study to Restore Passage for Migratory Fish on the Agenda of Next CIB Science Meeting

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The spring migration of shad, herring and eel was once a harbinger of the season on rivers and creeks of the Inland Bays, but spawning runs have drastically declined.  The construction of dams on our waterways to supply power to mills prevented these species from reaching their spawning grounds upstream of the dams.  The mills are long gone, but the ...
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EPA Scientist to Present on Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change at the Inland Bays Citizen’s Meeting

Indian River Inlet, DE:   In recognition of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week in Delaware, the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will host Dr. Jonathan D. Essoka, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at its September meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the CIB ...
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Press Conference Announcing Sea Level Rise Awareness Week

MILFORD, Del. (September 10, 2014)— Delaware Nature Society has partnered with 19 other organizations on a campaign called S.O.S Delaware to raise public awareness about sea level rise and its impact on Delaware.  The state's second annual Sea Level Rise Awareness Week will run from September 13 - 20, 2014.  A press conference announcing the effort will be held on Wednesday, ...
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Working upstream to improve water quality in the Inland Bays

“Improving water quality in the Inland Bays begins upstream,” according to Eric Buehl, Land Conservation and Restoration Coordinator for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. There are about fourteen major tributaries that carry fresh water into the three bays, but those waterways are fed by hundreds of small streams, creeks, and ditches that carry water through the forests, fields ...
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Center for the Inland Bays To Celebrate 20th Anniversary with a Gala on the Bay

The Delaware the Center for the Inland Bays will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a Gala on the Bay on Thursday, August 14th from 5:30 to 9:30pm.at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club overlooking Rehoboth Bay.The evening will include a special raw bar and cocktail reception, dinner, “Friends of the Bays” Award presentation, live music, a photobooth and a silent and ...
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Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

Indian River Inlet, DE:    The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Concern’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, and the Division of Parks and Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th annual Inland Bays Cleanup.  The Cleanup will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 and end ...
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