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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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DE Center for the Inland Bays
IMPORTANT READ ❗️
The Cape Gazette has published an article that describes how the modification of federal policy could negatively impact advances made in flood control and water quality. This modification will directly affect freshwater wetlands which are the majority of wetlands in Sussex County and the Inland Bays watershed.

Read the full article below:
https://www.capegazette.com/article/federal-policy-change-may-threaten-freshwater-wetlands/197627?fbclid=IwAR3GJjJHPYxRNmWLNXwkQ-Ag_XXSx1F4W-tyTjLVrmbXWt-Rm2vdEokwshM
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
🌊Coastal Climate Conversations ⛈

Have you found yourself noticing the frequency of devastating storms in our area? Concerned about rising sea levels or the quality of our water💧 and air 💨?

Join us and listen to speakers answer the question, "What are our local risks?" They will present scientific evidence and discuss what can we do to improve the situation.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Location: South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
ATTENTION FRIENDS
DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy will hold three public input sessions the first week of March seeking input on the development of the state’s climate action plan.

The public input sessions will be held in each of the three counties from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. each evening:
❗️ Tuesday, March 3, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947;
❗️Wednesday, March 4, Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801;
❗️ Thursday, March 5, Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904.

"Delaware has committed to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. The climate plan will serve as a roadmap toward achieving that goal, outlining specific actions to meet the 2025 commitment, and identifying strategies to further reduce emissions in the years beyond. The plan will also examine what’s being done in Delaware to reduce the impacts of climate change that the state already is experiencing, such as sea level rise and increased flooding in some areas, and will identify strategies to help mitigate those impacts on Delaware communities.
The workshops will provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change."
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
Happy Valentines Day to All Our Friends!❤️💗❤️

Spread the love for our Inland Bays and all other estuaries for #IHeartEstuaries week.
Do you have a photo that you LOVE of our Inland Bays? Share it with us below!
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
🙌Thanks, MOMS Club of Coastal Delaware for having us again at your Annual Preschool and Activity fair!
It looks like we may have met some future scientists! 🤓🔍🌱
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DE Center for the Inland Bays
Shoutout to our sister National Estuary Program, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, for an awesome charity night at Burley Oak Brewing Company last week!!
We had a great time and are always happy to support you!
(Not to mention our two-year winning streak of the Coastal Bays Trivia 😃)

 

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