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Help Fight Plastic Pollution in the Inland Bays on June 8th!

Help Fight Plastic Pollution in the Inland Bays on June 8th!
Indian River Inlet -  The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and participants with boats for the 15th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up! This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th and will focus on the shores along Rehoboth and Indian River Bays, leaving from Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp ...
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Perdue AgriRecycle Donation Helps Bring Life to New James Farm Preserve Lawn

Perdue AgriRecycle Donation Helps Bring Life to New James Farm Preserve Lawn
Ocean View, DE - A new event lawn at the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View hosted the 2019 Native Plant Sale and Green Living Expo on May 4, thanks in part to compost derived from poultry. Perdue AgriRecycle donated 80 cubic yards of compost to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays for the installation of a new ...
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Green Living Gets Easier with a Native Plant Sale And Green Living Expo on May 4!

Green Living Gets Easier with a Native Plant Sale And Green Living Expo on May 4!
Ocean View, DE — Head to the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View for the 15th Annual Native Plant Sale — now featuring a Green Living Expo — on Saturday, May 4th! From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., visitors can find a wide selection of native flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses and explore some intriguing green-living goods. Then stick ...
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Speak Up! April 15 Workshop Explains How to Craft an Effective Letter to the Editor

Speak Up! April 15 Workshop Explains  How to Craft an Effective Letter to the Editor
Rehoboth Beach, DE -  The public is invited to a free workshop to learn how to craft an effective Letter to the Editor, to be held on April 15 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. This FREE event is brought to you by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and the ...
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Planting Trees: Simple, Sustainable, and Significant to our Watershed

Planting Trees: Simple, Sustainable, and Significant to our Watershed
Rehoboth Beach, DE -  Join the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays to plant 5,800 seedlings this spring at Assawoman Wildlife Area in Frankford or the Sussex Landfill site in Lewes, projects that will restore wildlife habitat and improve water quality in our local Inland Bays! Over one-hundred volunteers are needed for each planting event! The planting at Assawoman Wildlife ...
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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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