Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on July 12
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 12. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.
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 collected over 6,000 pounds of debris, including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and a lot of docking lumber. Two large 30-yard donated dumpsters were filled at last year’s clean up.
Volunteers are required to sign up in advance, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided. At the event, volunteers will need to sign a waiver, with parents or guardians completing the form for participating children age 15 and younger. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
To volunteer or for more information, please contact E.J. Chalabala, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 302-226-8105 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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