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Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays





The Rehoboth, Indian River, and Little Assawoman Bays lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight of the Atlantic Ocean. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed.

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In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope: that together we can do extraordinary things.

The Center is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of giving. Join us and let's rally to preserve, protect, and restore Delaware's Inland Bays! Go to www.inlandbays.org/donate.
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
Today's stormy weather has brought some big breaking waves at the Indian River Inlet!
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
DE Center for the Inland Bays
Back by popular demand!

We're hosting two more guided nature walks at the James Farm Ecological Preserve this December.

These free outdoor adventures will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, and at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so save your spot today! Sign up here: tinyurl.com/y5bk36jo.
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
Have you ever seen a Conger eel up close before?!?!

This marine species loves to hide in structures, and because of that are a rare sight in the Bays. While they are relatives of the American eel and make a similarly amazing journey to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, they actually spend their entire lives in saltwater! (American eels spend most of their lives in freshwater.)

Photos by our Executive Director, Chris Bason.
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
Before European settlers reached what would one day become known as the First State, the Inland Bays watershed was the beloved home of the native people who had been living on these lands for generations before, like the Nanticoke Nation that is still active in our area today.

The word Nanticoke is as translation from the original Nantaquak meaning "the tidewater people" or "people of the tidewaters." In honor of Native American Heritage Day, we'd like to remember this wonderful experience with Nanticoke Indian Association's Herman Jackson as he blessed the Indian River during a moving celebration of the river in 2018.

Learn more about these historical and native roots at www.nanticokeindians.org.

 

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