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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 … Continue reading

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Returning to the Forest

by Victoria Spice, Restoration Project Manager As the holidays come to an end and we are forced to fully embrace the winter months, warmer thoughts of spring are certainly welcome. Especially, when they involve creating 62 acres of habitat for … Continue reading

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The James Farm: A Look into the Past and a Tool for the Future

by: Angela Trenkle, CIB Volunteer Just off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of Bethany Beach, lies a hidden oasis unknown to many of the tourists and locals that visit the shores of the Inland Bays: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fall Fishing is Plentiful in the Inland Bays

by Roy Miller (Volunteer) Fall can be the best time of the year for fishing in Delaware’s Inland Bays. Falling temperatures trigger resident and migratory fishes to feed in earnest prior to either migration to the south or further offshore. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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