The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 11th Annual Inland Bays Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11th. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.
Again this year, the cleanup will take place at Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road and concentrate on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water as well as wet walking conditions on land. Rubber boots are also suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets should bring one, as they are required onboard any boat used during the cleanup. Otherwise, lifejackets will be provided.
Last year’s event drew 75 volunteers who filled a 30-yard donated dumpster with debris, including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and a lot of docking lumber. This year’s event will have a focus on recycling, but with the two major coastal storms last fall and winter, there will likely be many items of large debris.
- Delaware Center for the Inland Bays- WUPIC
- Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement
- Division of Parks and Recreation
- Dewey Beach Lions Club
- Waste Industries USA, Inc.
- Senator Ernie Lopez
- DSWA Community Cleanup Initiative
Advance volunteer sign-up is requested, as lunch and a reusable water bottle will be provided. At the event, volunteers will need to sign a waiver, with parents or guardians completing the form for participating children age 18 and younger. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to promote the wise use and enhancement of the Inland Bays and its watershed. With its many partners, the CIB conducts public outreach and education, develops and implements restoration projects, encourages scientific inquiry and sponsors research.
To volunteer or for more information, please contact Bob Collins, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 302-226-8105 ext. 111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.