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Local Students and Restaurants Step Up for the Bays!

Local Students and Restaurants Step Up for the Bays!
Ocean View, DE - Local students and restaurants have started 2019 on the right foot! Representatives from Chesapeake & Maine, SoDel Concepts, C.A.P.E. for Tomorrow, and Sussex Technical High School have spent their new year volunteering time and energy to prepare oyster shells that will be used to restore shorelines and reintroduce the American Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) to the waters ...
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Volunteers Reforest James Farm Preserve in Ocean View

Volunteers Reforest James Farm Preserve in Ocean View
Ocean View, DE —This fall, volunteers from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Coastal Gardeners Club planted trees to improve wildlife habitat at the James Farm Ecological Preserve. Between 1992 to 2012, the Inland Bays watershed lost 14 miles square miles of forests. This vital habitat for ...
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Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Applauds Sussex County Council For Protecting Tidal Wetlands and Tributary Streams

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Applauds Sussex County Council  For Protecting Tidal Wetlands and Tributary Streams
Sussex County, DE — An ordinance just passed by the Sussex County Council will protect the County’s tidal wetlands and tidal tributary streams by subtracting their acreage from a development’s buildable area. “We have to ask ourselves if we are mining out the beauty and heritage of the County we all know and love,” said bill sponsor, Councilman I.G. Burton ...
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Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Breaks Ground on James Farm Preserve Improvements

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Breaks Ground  on James Farm Preserve Improvements

Ocean View, DE — On November 16, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays broke ground to implement the James Farm Ecological Preserve Master Plan, a community-developed initiative designed to protect the Preserve’s diverse collection of ecosystems, while safely accommodating and educating a growing number of visitors.    “In 1992, the Preserve was donated to Sussex County by the late Mary Lighthipe, ...
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Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Honors Recipients with “Friend of the Bays” Awards

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays  Honors Recipients with “Friend of the Bays” Awards
Ocean View, DE - On Friday, November 16, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays presented three “Friend of the Bays” awards to Sussex County Council, Waste Industries, and John Austin (posthumously), for their support, partnership and volunteering excellence benefitting Delaware’s three Inland Bays. Sussex County Council was presented with the “Friend of the Bays” Partner Award for their long-term ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Recommends Mitigation of Mountaire Pollution

Center for the Inland Bays Recommends Mitigation of Mountaire Pollution
Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has released a series of recommendations related to wastewater permit violations at the Mountaire poultry processing facility on the Indian River.  The recommendations follow a presentation in April of findings that the facility has a history of chronic permit violations and lax enforcement that contributed to pollution of ground and surface ...
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Sewers Spell Success for Sussex County

Sewers Spell Success for Sussex County
Sussex County, DE — In Sussex County, over 29,000 septic systems have been switched to central sewerage over the last 30 years, a change that will improve the long-term health of the county's waterways. It’s no secret that the population in Sussex County has swelled in the past decades, a change that has concentrated many new homes along sensitive waterways ...
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No Tricks, All Trees…Planted at Assawoman Wildlife Area

No Tricks, All Trees...Planted at Assawoman Wildlife Area
Ocean View, DE — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, and volunteers came together on Saturday, October 20th to plant 325 trees at Sassafras Landing in the Assawoman Wildlife Area. Throughout the morning, 37 volunteers of all ages planted trees, showed off their costumes, designed their own recycled bird feeders, discovered the origins ...
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Explore Mathematical Models of the Inland Bays at this Friday’s STAC Meeting!

Explore Mathematical Models of the Inland Bays at this Friday's STAC Meeting!
Lewes, DE — The public is invited to attend the next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 9:00 am - noon at the DNREC Lewes Field Facility on 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes, DE. At this meeting, the focus will be on development of mathematical models of the Inland Bays to make predictions about the results ...
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Kids Head Outside for Hands-On Education with Help from a Green Grants Award!

Kids Head Outside for Hands-On Education with Help from a Green Grants Award!
Ocean View, DE —  The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, with the help of a Green Grants award from the Delaware Nature Society and Delmarva Power, will bring the classroom outside for local students this fall, through the James Farm Education Program!   Started in 1999 as a partnership with the Indian River School District, the James Farm Middle School Education Program offers ...
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Trick or Tree-t with us on Saturday, October 20th!

Trick or Tree-t with us on Saturday, October 20th!
Ocean View, DE — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife are coming together for a Halloween-themed tree planting event to be held on Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Assawoman Wildlife Area. Stop by to plant trees and add to a beautiful forested area at Sassafras ...
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Decked Out 2018 Raises Over $25,000 for the Bays!

Decked Out 2018 Raises Over $25,000 for the Bays!
Rehoboth Beach, DE — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, sponsored, donated, and supported our Decked Out 2018 fundraiser! With YOUR help, we raised over $25,000 to support projects that preserve, protect, and restore Delaware’s three Inland Bays: valuable estuaries that support outdoor recreation, vital habitat for wildlife, and a ...
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New Reforestation Plan Will Combat Effects of Urbanization/Pollution

New Reforestation Plan Will Combat Effects of Urbanization/Pollution
Rehoboth Beach — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ new Watershed Reforestation Plan identifies and envisions water quality improvement projects that benefit the Inland Bays and create valuable partnerships in conservation efforts. In recent years, land use has changed dramatically for the Inland Bays watershed (an area of land covering most of eastern Sussex County that drains into the ...
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Letter to the Editor: Delaware Chose Clean Water for 2019

Letter to the Editor: Delaware Chose Clean Water for 2019
by Amy Barra On behalf of the Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice campaign, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays would like to thank Governor John Carney and Delaware State Legislature for their efforts that secured $10 million for open space preservation, $10 million for farmland preservation, and $10 million for investments for clean water in Delaware’s budget for fiscal ...
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Research on ribbed mussel habitat restoration to be presented at next meeting of the Center for the Inland Bays Science Committee

Research on ribbed mussel habitat restoration to be presented at next meeting of the Center for the Inland Bays Science Committee
The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays invites the public to attend the next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 9:00am - noon at the DNREC Lewes Field Facility on 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes, DE. At this meeting, Dr. Joshua Moody of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will present his work ...
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