Del. Farmland Preservation Program Makes Significant Strides in Inland Bays Watershed


More than 3,800 acres of Delaware farmland have been permanently preserved.23 farms in Sussex County, 26 in Kent County and three farms in New Castle County will remain as farmland through the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation.Easements are purchased under the program. “Preserving Delaware’s farmland is a priority and Delaware Aglands have helped keep farms…

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Grants Available For Farmers To Plant Cover Crops


More than $540,000 will be available for the planting of cover crops in the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds of Sussex County over the next two years. The USDA protection project focuses on improving water quality by improving the health of the soil and is locally coordinated by the Sussex Conservation District. “We are…

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NAVIGATION WARNING – Baker’s Channel Very Shallow at Low Tide


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section is advising boaters traveling in the Inland Bays this summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket. The entrance to…

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Shellfish Aquaculture Sites Available thru DNREC


Looking to dip into shellfish aquaculture?  Some previously classified “pending” acreage on the Development Area map has been up dated to Available.  This comes after DNREC didn’t receive complete applications for these acres by the May 2nd deadline.  To apply for available acreage, you must submit a complete application and a $300 application fee to…

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