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South Bethany’s New “Floating Wetlands” to Improve the Health of Local Waterways

South Bethany’s New “Floating Wetlands” to Improve the Health of Local Waterways
South Bethany, DE - A new project, a  partnership between the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Town of South Bethany, and the South Bethany Property Owners Association (SBPOA), will reduce the amount of pollutants in stormwater runoff that flows to Little Assawoman Bay. While the open waters of the bay have generally healthy levels of dissolved oxygen, and ...
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Center for the Inland Bays to Kick Off Annual Horseshoe Crab Survey on April 5

Center for the Inland Bays to Kick Off Annual Horseshoe Crab Survey on April 5
OCEAN VIEW- The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2018 Horseshoe Crab Survey! A volunteer orientation program will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the CHEER Center, located at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. This citizen science volunteer effort gathers data about horseshoe crab spawning populations at sites on Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay ...
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James Farm Volunteers ”Spring Clean”, Remove 2.75 tons of Debris

James Farm Volunteers ”Spring Clean”, Remove 2.75 tons of Debris
Ocean View, DE- On March 8 th, nine dedicated volunteers with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays spent 26 hours removing 2.75 tons of assorted debris and trash from the James Farm Ecological Preserve. The Preserve is owned by Sussex County and managed by the Center. Waste Industries of Millsboro (and its Full Circle program) provided the construction dumpster ...
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2018 Fish Survey Volunteers to Receive Training and Team Assignments March 27

2018 Fish Survey Volunteers to Receive Training and Team Assignments March 27
REHOBOTH BEACH- The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2018 Fish Survey! A volunteer orientation and team assignments program will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Center office located at 39375 Inlet Rd in Rehoboth Beach—next the the Indian River Bridge and Marina. Since 2011, volunteers ...
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Local Restaurant Shell Recycling Program Aims to Expand in 2018

Local Restaurant Shell Recycling Program Aims to Expand in 2018
Rehoboth Beach - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” shellfish recycling program is gearing up for another tasty season. Fresh off the success of 2017, where the program collected 4000 bushels of shell from 25 restaurants, the Center aims to bring even more local restaurants on board! A partnership between the Delaware Center for the ...
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DE Center for the Inland Bays Wants to Hear YOUR Concerns 
About the Inland Bays and Surrounding Lands

DE Center for the Inland Bays Wants to Hear YOUR Concerns 
About the Inland Bays and Surrounding Lands
Rehoboth Beach, DE - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays needs your help to update a comprehensive plan for managing the Inland Bays. By filling out a brief survey, you can help the Center focus on your community’s concerns relating to the health of the Rehoboth, Indian River, and Little Assawoman Bays and the land surrounding them. The Delaware ...
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DE Center for the Inland Bays Announces New Board Chair

DE Center for the Inland Bays Announces New Board Chair
REHOBOTH BEACH - The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, a National Estuary Program  based in Rehoboth Beach, welcomes Dr. Susie K. Ball as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Susie takes over the role from Ms. Joanne Cabry after she stepped down in November following 3 years of dedicated service as Chair.   The Board of Directors ...
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Treat Yourself to Oysters at Local Restaurants this Holiday Season!

Treat Yourself to Oysters at Local Restaurants this Holiday Season!
Sussex County - Treat Yourself to Oysters at Local Restaurants this Holiday Season! When you order oysters or clams from a participating restaurant, that shell will be reused in the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ “Don’t Chuck Your Shucks” oyster shell recycling program. With your help, we can achieve the program’s goal of 4,000 bushels in 2017! A partnership ...
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Little Assawoman Bay Clean-Up 
Removes 1.35 tons of Marine Trash

Little Assawoman Bay Clean-Up 
Removes 1.35 tons of Marine Trash
Rehoboth Beach – On October 18th, volunteers from Century Engineering, Coastal Kayak and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays participated in an on-water clean-up in Little Assawoman Bay, collecting 1.35 tons of marine trash. For hours, these dedicated volunteers scoured the marshes and shorelines of Little Assawoman Bay: the smallest and southern-most Bay in Delaware’s Inland Bays watershed. There, ...
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Volunteers (and Santa) Give Back to the Earth this Holiday Season!

Volunteers (and Santa) Give Back to the Earth this Holiday Season!
Between December 14 and 16, over 90 volunteers joined the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays to plant trees at the Perry Tract of the Angola Neck Preserve, located between Lewes and Millsboro. Among those that participated were Center volunteers, the Lion Den of Lewes’ Cub Scout Pack 1, students from Cape High School's "Cape for Tomorrow" environmental club, and ...
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Giving Back to the Earth One Tree at a Time! Volunteers Needed for Holiday Tree Planting Dec 14/15/16

Giving Back to the Earth One Tree at a Time! Volunteers Needed for Holiday Tree Planting Dec 14/15/16
Lewes, DE - Get into the holiday spirit and give back to the earth! The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays needs 100+ volunteers to plant trees at the Angola Neck Preserve, located between Lewes and Millsboro, Thursday through Saturday, December 14, 15,  and 16. “These efforts will create important habitat for birds and native wildlife and will help prevent ...
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Local Town, Business, and Volunteer Honored with “Friend of the Bays” Awards

Local Town, Business, and Volunteer Honored with “Friend of the Bays” Awards
Ocean View, DE - On September 22nd, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) presented three “Friend of the Bays” awards to local volunteer, Ab Ream, Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, and the Town of Dewey Beach for excellence in volunteering, business support, and partnership aiding Delaware’s three Inland Bays. Ab Ream was presented with the Friend of the Bays ...
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End-of-Summer Events Raise $40,789 for the DE Center for the Inland Bays

End-of-Summer Events Raise $40,789 for the DE Center for the Inland Bays

10th Annual Fundraiser Nets $20,789 to Preserve, Protect and Restore Delaware’s Inland Bays
On the evening of Thursday, August 3rd, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) held its 10th Annual Decked Out event. A total of $20,789 was raised to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s three Inland Bays. Guests enjoyed light fare from local restaurants, slurped salty ...
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Carl M. Freeman Companies & Foundation Donate $7,200 to the James Farm

Carl M. Freeman Companies & Foundation Donate $7,200 to the James Farm
On Friday, June 24th, Carl M. Freeman Companies held their 70th Anniversary Summer Kickoff Party, held at Bayside Fenwick Island, and benefiting the James Farm Ecological Preserve. By the end of the evening, a total of $3,600 was raised – and then matched –  by the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, bringing the total for the evening to over $7,200! For the uninitiated, ...
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James Farm Middle School Program Gets Indian River School District Students Outdoors

James Farm Middle School Program Gets Indian River School District Students Outdoors
Ocean View, DE: The James Farm Middle School Program, a partnership between Indian River School District and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), has just wrapped up it’s 18th year educating local students about water quality, wetlands, and other local ecosystems! Serving approximately 1,400 students annually, the Program provides a unique experience to area 7th and 8th graders, ...
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