Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Volunteers and boats sought
for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 11
REHOBOTH BEACH (May 20, 2016) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 12th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.
This year’s cleanup will take place at Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road, where registration will be held, and will 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 may want to bring one, as they are required aboard any boat used during the cleanup. Lifejackets also will be provided.
Last year’s event drew 75 volunteers who filled a 30-yard donated roll-off dumpster with debris including soda bottles and cans, tires, derelict crab pots and large quantities of docking lumber. This year’s event will have a focus on recycling, with many pieces of large debris anticipated in the wake of the two major coastal storms last fall and winter.
Advance volunteer sign-up is requested, as lunch and t-shirts will be provided to participants. 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 Bob Collins, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 302-226-8105 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Center for the Inland Bays and DNREC, sponsors for this year’s Inland Bays Cleanup include the Dewey Beach Lions Club, Waste Industries USA, Inc., State Senator Ernie Lopez and the DSWA Community Cleanup Initiative.
Vol. 46, No. 178