Thatcher’s Landing Habitat Project
In the spring of 2009, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays took title to 1.64 acres of donated land on Vines Creek near Dagsboro. The only stipulation to the land transfer was that it be restored with native trees and shrubs. Similar to the forested areas that serve as much-needed buffers along the streams and creeks of Delaware’s Inland Bays, Center volunteers planted hundreds of native plants. These buffers, also known as riparian areas, provide habitat, utilize excess nutrients from upland areas, and help to reduce erosion and trap sediment.