Maya van Rossum is the founder of Green Amendments for the Generations, an activist group trying to get environmental-rights resolutions included in state constitutions across the nation including in Delaware. She is designated as the “Delaware Riverkeeper” and has led the Delaware Riverkeep…

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Delaware’s Urban & Community Forestry Program is still accepting applications for up to $5,000 in matching grants for tree planting and management projects on public land and community open space. Urban and community grants are open to all Delaware municipalities, homeowner associations …

So, if you have not realized already, I love trees. There is nothing that soothes my soul more than a walk in the woods, camping, or enjoying the trees in my own yard. There are studies that have proven plants, trees, and forests are important to our mental and emotional health. Trees are li…

After the holidays, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) encourages Delawareans to keep their real Christmas trees out of the state’s landfills by recycling them at any of the many yard waste recycling sites located throughout the state. Tree mulch is great f…

Delaware Interfaith Power and Light is a statewide partner of the national IPL and serves this region with environmental programs, conservation grants and funding to provide cleaner air and water for Delawareans. Two of these faith-based initiatives targeting faith communities at over 27 con…

DNREC announced recently that dredging is expected to begin just after the New Year on the main channel of White Creek and a short stretch of Assawoman Canal to improve navigability on the two waterways northwest of Bethany Beach in Sussex County. Dredged sediment from the project will be us…

South Bethany is facing an imminent threat from sea level rise, including local road flooding, the potential of impassable local routes for emergency vehicles and water damage to property, according to a Resiliency Report by GMB engineering. The town council reviewed a resiliency action plan…

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ living shoreline and wetland enhancement project at the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) was recently awarded one of four “Best Restored Shores” awards by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. The project was developed in partnership …

Delaware Interfaith Power & Light (DeIPL), in partnership with Energize Delaware, has announced new seed-grant funding opportunities for all Delaware church congregations participating in Energize Delaware’s Faith Efficiency QuickStart Program. It’s an energy-efficiency program that offe…

It takes a village to restore butterflies, create bird habitat and raise baby monarchs, according to botany experts in the Bishop’s Landing community.

Volunteers with boats are needed to help the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays remove debris from the bays during the Annual Inland Bays Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

While this year’s spring shorebird migration has ended in Delaware, with the shorebirds embarking for their Arctic nesting grounds fueled for their journey after consuming abundant horseshoe crab eggs, the horseshoe crabs continue to spawn along the shores of Delaware Bay.

For the first time since the pandemic began, the Delaware Center for Inland Bays (CIB) combined its annual Native Plant Sale with DNREC’s Water Family Fest, held at James Farm Ecological Preserve on a soggy Saturday, May 14. With 50 volunteers, dozens of sessions on topics of interest to loc…

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, University of Delaware Sea Grant and a geographer from the U.S. Geological Survey, who is also an oysterman, shared their vision for an oyster hatchery in Lewes at a community engagement meeting at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach last week.…

Volunteers wanting to help protect Delaware’s beach-nesting birds, including federally-listed threatened piping plovers and state-listed endangered American oystercatchers, are invited to join a training session held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at the Cape Henlopen State Park Of…

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful and Ørsted, will host a Community Clean-up to celebrate Earth Month. In the event taking place April 18-23, groups and individuals alike are being invited to adopt and clean a section of roadway through…

Capitol Hill came to Bethany Beach Town Hall last week for a field hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee concerning climate change impact and coastline protection along Delaware’s 96 miles of shore and 25 miles of coastline in southern Delaware.

The Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (MERR) would like to remind beachgoers and boaters that seals are once again in the area. Delaware experiences four different species of seals that visit our waterways during the winter months, and can often be seen resting …

As the season begins, hours are being extended at the Delaware Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro, new restrooms will soon open and thousands of bulbs planted last fall will bloom into a spectacular display of color beginning around mid-March.

We hear about invasive plants these days, and it seems like their characteristics are great in a garden — low care, spreads nicely, easy to grow. Perfect, right? NO!

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) recently announced this year’s recipients of the Friend of the Bays Awards, an honor given to individuals, volunteers and businesses for their support, partnership and volunteering excellence.

Chris Bason, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), reviewed the environmental year in our region with Coastal Point this week. He discussed combating sea level rise, addressing climate change and funding programs to improve Southern Delaware’s natural resources.

The public is invited to join Assateague Coastal Trust ACT and staff from Assateague Sate Park to celebrate the legacy of Assateague Island on New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Assateague State Park’s day-use boardwalk.

The public is being invited to join the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays’ upcoming Citizens Advisory Committee’s Citizens Café on Thursday, Nov. 4, to learn about the array of interactive, environmental education opportunities available for both children and adults in southern coastal Delaware.

Beach-nesting piping plovers experienced poor nest productivity on their breeding grounds in Delaware during 2021, DNREC officials announced recently in summarizing the rare shorebird species’ nesting success within the state.

Like the variety of colors reflected in the fall leaves, the art exhibit in the Little Gallery of Inland Bays Garden Center mirrors the changing colors of Autumn and the beginning search for that perfect gift. What could be more unique than a one-of-a-kind creation by a local artist?

Ray Sander, president of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced that DBG would participate in this year’s Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce Sea Witch Festival by creating a unique 9-foot Sea Witch and new Scarecrow Trail at the gardens in Dagsboro.

The Maryland PSC denied a motion filed by Baltimore law firm Venable, LLP, and lead counsel, J. Joseph Curran and partners, to disqualify U.S. Wind’s application for additional round two wind turbines to be sited off the coast of Ocean City. Because Ørsted contended they will not produce win…

Representatives from the Chesapeake Bay watershed states, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gathered recently to discuss the impacts of climate change on the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed — stretching fro…

Volunteers with boats are needed to help the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) to remove debris from the bays during the Annual Inland Bays Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is now recruiting interested individuals for its Oyster Gardening Program, a restoration effort that brings scientists and residents together to restore local American oysters in the Inland Bays.

Environmental experts say that when it comes to building a sustainable environmental and economic future, one of the more practical solutions is to look toward the green jobs sector, a career field that has the dual benefit of providing steady employment while also meeting future environment…

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.

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.