A toolkit developed by Restore America’s Estuaries helps communities launch a coastal restoration project and is the topic of a free webinar, presented by DNREC in partnership with the Delaware Living Shores Committee, on Tuesday, June 29.

If you have an event you'd like to list on the site, submit it now! (For for-profit events, such as restaurant specials, sales or open houses, please contact our advertising specialists at (302) 539-1788 or adsales@coastalpoint.com for more information.)

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured

A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control is looking for Delaware students who are working to make a difference for the environment, and encouraging teachers, classmates, club or group leaders, family members and others to nominate those students for the 2021 Y…

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) is inviting the public to learn about the impacts of legacy and emerging contaminants, wastewater planning and continuous water quality monitoring in the Inland Bays at an upcoming virtual Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meet…

In honor of Earth Month, Gov. John Carney joined Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin on April 15 to tour the facility where Delaware State Parks will have 15 benches made from excess plastic bags.

A $50,000 grant from offshore wind-power company Ørsted will allow the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) to expand several program and continue to support the health of inland bays, according to the center’s director.

People can test their knowledge of climate change’s impacts in Delaware by taking a quick, interactive quiz developed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) as a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day 2021.

A new online resource to help Delawareans take the guesswork out of recycling has been unveiled by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The new tool, Recyclopedia, helps the public and businesses determine the quickest and easiest ways to recycle materials …

What do medical labs, fishermen, migratory birds and local rockfish have in common? They absolutely depend on horseshoe crabs to lay billions of springtime eggs along the Delaware bays.

With Earth Day a month away, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is launching a video contest to educate and engage youth about the importance of environmental protection and inspire them to be part of the solution to address climate change.

The Lewes Public Library’s young environmentalist club, Roots & Shoots, now has a plot at the Lewes Community Garden. Participating teenagers will get first-hand training and experience working with some of the community’s Master Gardeners, learning how to develop and maintain a successf…

With Earth Day a month away, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is launching a video contest to educate and engage youth about the importance of environmental protection and inspire them to be part of the solution to address climate change.

Pass through the forest, quietly alive with rustling leaves and animals, until the trees open into a small clearing. But pause a moment before you’re lured to the bayfront beach at James Farm Ecological Preserve. Look to the right, where a carved wooden sign has stood for decades: “In memory…

Environmental group Oceana this week praised a vote in the Maryland state House Economic Matters Committee this week to pass the Plastic Bag Reduction Act (Maryland HB 314/SB 223) (https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/HB0314), which would ban single-use plastic bags sta…

Crab pots by the dozen were hauled out of the water, dripping with mud and a few small fishes. The goal? To catch as few crabs as possible.

Kris Ohleth, a 15-year veteran of the offshore wind sector, has been named executive director of the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), a policy group providing expertise, analysis, information sharing and strategic partnership support for key offshore wind stakeholders. Ohleth was …

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is inviting the public to learn about volunteer-driven fish research, coastal resiliency and local environmental monitoring efforts at an upcoming virtual Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 15.

A live tree around the holidays just can’t be beat, the scent of pine and the joy that comes from stringing the lights up is unmatched, but did you know that once Christmas has passed, your tree doesn’t have to go to waste?

Delmarva Power customers who are considering a switch to solar power will have more reason to do so when the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Green Energy Fund increases rebate amounts Jan. 1, 2021.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control has awarded $177,674 to The Warehouse, a teen-led co-working space and after-school center in Wilmington, to replace its diesel bus with an all-electric, zero emissions vehicle and purchase charging equipment.

  • +2

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays this week announced the 2020 recipients of the Friend of the Bays awards, an honor given to individuals, volunteers and businesses for their support, partnership and volunteering excellence.

Delawareans looking to help fight climate change and reduce their carbon footprint can receive rebates for new electric vehicle and charging station purchases through DNREC’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program, which has been extended through June 30, 2021.

Last month, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays called on supporters to get outside and do something they love while helping the Center raise money for its projects and programs, through its inaugural Get Out for the Bays! campaign. On Sept. 29, Get Out! achieved its fundraising goal, an…

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is inviting the public to learn more about water-quality monitoring, marine debris work and other ongoing research in the bays at an upcoming Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting hosted as an online video conference from 9 a.m. …

This year, for the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach-nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list. DNREC’s piping plover monitoring program tracked 21 nesting piping plover pairs that produced approximately 51 fle…

Delaware non-profit organizations, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowner’s associations are eligible to submit project proposals to be considered for matching grant funds from DNREC’s Community Water Quality Improvement Grants program. Proposals must be received by 4:…

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program at the University of Delaware is inviting people interested in learning more about coastal scientific research and how Sea Grant engages with the community in a meaningful way to join the first-ever virtual Coast Day, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Delmarva fox squirrels are about to get a population boost in Delaware, with a new round of translocations planned for later this month — a project of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, and its state and federal partners.

For 25 years, the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has worked with its partners to protect, preserve and restore the Inland Bays watershed by implementing a Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan (CCMP). According to the CIB, since the CCMP was originally adopted in 1995, the wa…

A juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, the rarest of turtles and listed as “critically endangered,” was rescued by members of MERR Institute on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Fenwick Island.

The Delaware Coastal Cleanup campaign, launched on Sept. 1 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, encourages Delawareans and visitors to pick up trash in their neighborhoods and nearby parks, on beaches and along waterways to help “Keep DE Litter Free” (…

Delaware residents may pre-order environmentally beneficial compost bins and rain barrels at discount prices during an online sale sponsored by DNREC. Made available by DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, in conjunction with the Division of Watershed Stewardship, advance pu…

Volunteers are being encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in A…

The annual Blue Crab Advisory Report, released by the Chesapeake Bay Program and developed by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee, recently found that the overall Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is not being overfished and is not depleted. The blue crab population in the bay — …