Water Use Planning Committee
The Inland Bays Water Use Plan Implementation Committee (WUPIC)
is charged with minimizing environmental impacts, avoiding user conflicts, and improving conditions related to water use activities in Delaware’s Inland Bays. The WUPIC is a committee of the CIB Board of Directors. The WUPIC is responsible for evaluating and documenting the progress toward implementation of the Inland Bays Water Use Plan and suggesting plausible strategies to ensure achieving successful execution of the plan.
Some of this committee’s successes include increasing funding for additional marine enforcement officers on our Inland Bays, organizing an annual Inland Bays clean-up event, expanding “No Wake” zones in areas prone to boating accidents, publication of a popular Inland Bays boater’s guide, and installation of educational signs at numerous access points around the Inland Bays.
Most recently, the committee has been working with CIB staff and DNREC’s Division of Soil & Water Conservation to establish a by-pass channel between Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay to relieve some of the boat congestion that occurs in Massey’s Ditch. This fall, a CIB-funded contractor will install 18 new navigation markers to identify this channel, giving boaters a safe alternative to Massey’s Ditch.
Led by current chairman, Ron Krajewski from Dewey Beach, the committee also includes Capt. Bill Baker, Bill Zolper, Capt. Aaron Hurd, Ariane Nichols, Capt. Buzz Henifin, Chuck Williams, Clark Evans, Doug Long, Hank Glowiak, Ken Arni, Pat Wright, Casey Zolper, Dale Cook, Cassandra Peterson, and Steve Denver along with CIB staff members E.J. Chalabala and Eric Buehl.
Did You Know
DID YOU KNOW?
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