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Experience the Bays Budding with Life!

Spring is finally in the air…along with the pollen, but that’s another story. It’s the time of year we dust off our paddles, seat backs, and boards and head back to the water!

Ecobay kayak & stand up paddle is embarking on our fourteenth year offering educational based tours departing from the James Farm Ecological Preserve and we couldn’t be happier! We love this time of year and all the buzz that springtime brings.  

With warmer days brings the promise of new life and outdoor easy breezy afternoons on the bay. Our kayaks and paddle boards will be on the water by Mothers Day weekend ready to offer you a glimpse as to what and who is new on the marsh.

From spring peepers, nesting horseshoe crabs,

and osprey, the bay is budding with life.

People always ask me what the best time of year or day is to paddle and I always say simply….any. You always see something new, something exciting, have another experience, or a quite moment whether it be on the bay or simply taking a stroll along the trails.

Through the eyes of a child is another great way to experience nature at the farm! Our camps kick into gear the second week of June and run through the second week of August. You can participate on any level you wish, from one week to one day.

We provide a safe, educational, and fun experience making new friends along the way. I like to think we are breeding young horseshoe crab counters and naturalists!

In closing, welcome back terrapins, osprey, & nature lovers. We look forward to seeing you on the water.


About the Author



Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Nivette completed her Bachelor's in Coastal Marine Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Natural Resources through Delaware State University as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center in Dover, Delaware.

Before her work at the Center, she held a field technician position with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and worked as an independent consultant for the Caribbean Fishery Management Council.  Through these experiences, she interacted with numerous recreational and commercial anglers learning first-hand about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. These interactions motivated her passion for science communications.

In her spare time, she can be found training Krav-Maga, helping organize events to promote outdoor recreation like Delaware’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, working to increase Diversity and Inclusion in the fisheries sciences with the Equal Opportunity Section of the American Fisheries Society, hiking Delaware’s trails or fishing Delaware’s waterways with friends and family.

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