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    Currently, Sussex County only requires a 50-foot buffer on tidal wetlands and waterways... only half the distance that is required in Kent and New Castle counties. This must be changed to better protect our most sensitive wetlands and waterways!

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    This survey is a great way to learn about the fish in the bays, and engage with nature in a meaningful way. Each team goes out once a month between April and October to document the fish and Blue crab communities in our Bays.

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    On the full or new moons in May and June, head out to the sandy beaches of the Inland Bays to count and tag horseshoe crabs!

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    It is our hope that one day our Inland Bays will be safe, swimmable, and fishable for all. To achieve these goals, we need your help!

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Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays

If you live or vacation in south coastal Delaware…the Inland Bays are right in your backyard! 
Three shallow bays, the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay, lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight of the Atlantic Ocean. They serve as the backbone of Delaware’s coastal resort area that stretches north to Cape Henlopen, at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, and south to the Town of Fenwick Island and Maryland state line. 

To preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays and their watershed.


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