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Water Family Fest
& The Center's Annual Native Plant Sale

Canceled for 2020, look for us back in 2021!

DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays partner to kickoff summer to celebrate our water resources and hold the Center's 16th Annual Native Plant sale.  Enjoy outdoor activities including the beach, kayaking and hiking, exhibitors, food trucks and even a real mermaid. The Water Family Fest event will be held at the James Farm Ecological Preserve at 30048 Cedar Neck Road, in Ocean View, Del.

2020 Exhibitors & Activities:

  • *Bald Eagle Birdhouses: Selling Bird Houses, Feeders and Nest Boxes for Wildlife
  • Chesapeake Mermaid
  • Coastal Plant Care: Exhibit on Tree & Shrub Pests & Diseases
  • Delaware Botanic Garden
  • Delaware Center for Inland Bays: Insect Display, JF Nature Ramble & More!
  • Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill Nature Center: Certified Wildlife Habitat Program
  • Delaware Sea Grant, Inland Bays Oyster Aquaculture: Educational Display
  • Delaware Wild Lands, Inc.: Water Quality, Reforestation, and Wildlife Habitat
  • DNREC- Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve: Coastal Ecology Display
  • DNREC- Delaware Seashore State Park
  • DNREC- DuPont Nature Center: Delaware Bay Educational Display & Live Aquatic Animals
  • DNREC- Fish & Wildlife- Hunter Education: Archery Trailer
  • DNREC- Fish & Wildlife- Mosquito Control Section
  • DNREC- Nonpoint Source Program: Rain Garden Exhibit
  • DNREC- Recreational Water Program: Giant Coloring Page
  • DNREC- Shellfish Program: Paint a Clamshell & Shellfish Touch Tank
  • DNREC- Shoreline & Waterway Management: Touch-A-Truck Bull Dozer
  • DNREC- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Program
  • DNREC- Wetlands Monitoring & Assessment Program: Modeling Wetland Benefits
  • *Envirotech Environmental Consulting, Inc.: Educational Display & Native Plant Sales
  • Humane Society of Wicomico County: Shelter Info & Adoptable Pets
  • *Inland Bays Garden Center: Native Plant Sales
  • *Pip the Beach Cat:  Meet & Greet, & Pip Gear
  • *Roots Landscaping and Garden Center: Native Plant Sales
  • Sussex Conservation District: Educational Display on Land & Water Conservation
  • Sussex County Master Gardeners: Educational Display on Gardening
  • *Tall Oak Trading Co.: Handmade carpentry and skin products
  • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research: Wild Bird Rehabilitation Education
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 South Bethany, DE: Boater Safety Information

2020 Food Vendors:

  • *The Frozen Farmer: Ice Cream

All exhibits and activities are free unless marked by a " * ".  For questions, please contact

View the past 2019 Water Family Fest Program

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