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Inland Bays Fish Survey Team Gathers to Honor Ron Kernehan

Inland Bays Fish Survey Team Gathers to Honor Ron Kernehan
Rehoboth Beach, DE:  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, members of the Inland Bays Fish Survey and staff gathered at the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) to remember and honor our friend and colleague Ron Kernehan, who died in July at his home in Lewes Beach.  Ron Kernehan joined the CIB as a volunteer in 2010 to develop and ...
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Get on Board with the Bays at the 8th Annual Deck Party

Get on Board with the Bays at the 8th Annual Deck Party
-  A Benefit for the Inland Bays-Rehoboth Beach, DE:  Join us on the deck for the 8th Annual Decked Out! party to benefit the Center for the Inland Bays on Thursday, August 6th  from 6:00–9:00  p.m. at our bayside location on Indian River Inlet.  Enjoy the sounds of steel drum music as the sun sets over Indian River Bay and ...
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Seventy Volunteers Got Wet, Got Dirty and Had Fun at the 11th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up

Seventy Volunteers Got Wet, Got Dirty and Had Fun at the  11th Annual Inland Bays Clean Up
Indian River Inlet, DE:   For more than a decade, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and its partners have held the annual Inland Bays Clean Up which has removed tons of trash from the beaches, bays and marshes of the three Inland Bays.From litter like plastic bottles and bags, to docking lumber and tires, trash in the bays can ...
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A Safer Day on the Bays for about 43 Cents a Pound

A Safer Day on the Bays for about 43 Cents a Pound
Center for Inland Bays Working to Remove Hazardous Debris from the BaysIndian River Inlet, DE:   When most people hear about the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, they think about cleaning up pollution in the Bays.  But one CIB committee is focused on the broader mission; the ‘wise use and enhancement’ of the Inland Bays.  The Water Use Plan Implementation ...
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Native Plant Sale at James Farm an Annual Rite of Spring!

Native Plant Sale at James Farm an Annual Rite of Spring!
Indian River Inlet, DE:   For many, the annual Native Plant Sale at James Farm Ecological Preserve has become a spring tradition.  Now in its eleventh year, the Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2nd at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View is the ‘one-stop-shop’ for ‘going native’ in your garden ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Volunteer Dennis Bartow Awarded Presidential Honor

Center for the Inland Bays Volunteer Dennis Bartow Awarded Presidential Honor
Rehoboth Beach, DE:  Dr. Dennis Bartow of Ocean View was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award with thanks and appreciation from President Barack Obama for his devotion to service in his work for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.  A retired educator and administrator from Montgomery County Pennsylvania, he came to the CIB in 2008 to teach in the ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Joins Delaware Conservation Leaders to Launch Clean Water Campaign

Center for the Inland Bays Joins Delaware Conservation Leaders to Launch Clean Water Campaign
Rehoboth Beach, DE:  “Although Delaware’s Inland Bays have long been recognized as waters of exceptional recreational and ecological significance, water quality is still a concern because the Bays continue to receive nutrient pollution from a variety of sources like wastewater and fertilizers, said Chris Bason, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays in Rehoboth Beach.”“It is for ...
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Marianne Walch Named Science and Restoration Coordinator at the Center for the Inland Bays

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Rehoboth Beach, DE:   The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marianne Walch to the position of Science and Restoration Coordinator. Dr. Walch brings nearly 30 years of environmental and ecology research experience in academic, federal and state government positions to the CIB.  For twelve years she has been an Environmental Scientist ...
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Removing Rehoboth’s Wastewater Discharge Will Help Restore Rehoboth Bay

Removing Rehoboth’s Wastewater Discharge Will Help Restore Rehoboth Bay
Letter to the Editor: On January 5th, DNREC Secretary David Small, decided to allow the City of Rehoboth Beach to move forward with plans to remove the City’s wastewater treatment plant discharge from Rehoboth Bay.  For decades, the wastewater has degraded this ecologically sensitive estuary.  Nutrients in the wastewater have contributed to murky waters, loss of sea grasses, blooms of algae ...
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Center for the Inland Bays Begins Re-Forestation at Angola Neck with the Planting of 4,200 Native Trees

Center for the Inland Bays Begins Re-Forestation at Angola Neck with the Planting of 4,200 Native Trees
At the mouth of Love Creek where it flows into Rehoboth Bay, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is working to improve wildlife habitat and enhance water quality by re-foresting 40 acres of farm field on the Perry Tract at the Angola Neck Preserve. This week, the CIB began the first phase of the project on 5.6 acres, planting ...
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Well Maintained Parks are Important for the Inland Bays

Well Maintained Parks are Important for the Inland Bays
We are all fortunate to have so much public land around the Inland Bays.  In fact, there are seven areas managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks within the Bays’ watershed including:  Fenwick Island, Holts Landing, Fresh Pond, Delaware Seashore, and Cape Henlopen State Parks; and the Thompson Island and Angola Neck Preserves.  The benefits to our community provided by these ...
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Study to Restore Fish Passage for Native Migratory Fish on the Agenda of Next CIB Science Meeting

Study to Restore Fish Passage for Native Migratory Fish on the Agenda of Next CIB Science Meeting
The spring migration of shad, herring and eel was once a harbinger of the season on rivers and creeks throughout the Inland Bays, but spawning runs have drastically declined.  The construction of dams on our waterways to supply power to mills prevented these species from reaching their spawning grounds upstream of the dams.  The mills are long gone, but the ...
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Study to Restore Passage for Migratory Fish on the Agenda of Next CIB Science Meeting

Fish Passage Possible Location
The spring migration of shad, herring and eel was once a harbinger of the season on rivers and creeks of the Inland Bays, but spawning runs have drastically declined.  The construction of dams on our waterways to supply power to mills prevented these species from reaching their spawning grounds upstream of the dams.  The mills are long gone, but the ...
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EPA Scientist to Present on Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change at the Inland Bays Citizen’s Meeting

EPA Scientist to Present on Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change at the Inland Bays Citizen’s Meeting
Indian River Inlet, DE:   In recognition of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week in Delaware, the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will host Dr. Jonathan D. Essoka, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at its September meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the CIB ...
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Press Conference Announcing Sea Level Rise Awareness Week

Press Conference Announcing Sea Level Rise Awareness Week
MILFORD, Del. (September 10, 2014)— Delaware Nature Society has partnered with 19 other organizations on a campaign called S.O.S Delaware to raise public awareness about sea level rise and its impact on Delaware.  The state's second annual Sea Level Rise Awareness Week will run from September 13 - 20, 2014.  A press conference announcing the effort will be held on Wednesday, ...
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