Surfrider Foundation has put tremendous effort into quantifying the economic value of non-consumptive coastal recreation. (It excludes fishing & boating economics because those have been well documented.) And the DE Chapter has put tremendous effort into making sure beach replenishment does not create dangerous beaches with no surf which will drive tourists elsewhere. Great treatment of both subjects here http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2014/09/25/surfrider-foundation-releases-recreation-study/16240689/
Sea Level Rise Week in DE got some great news coverage on WBOC, video linked below. Many environmental groups in DE worked together to make this week a success. We know sea level rise means more beach replenishment, so we all need to follow this and ask for alternatives.
Delaware Coastal Cleanup – September 20th – 9AM – Noon
Northside Indian River Inlet – Need 10-15 Volunteers to help beautify
Dogfish Dash!- September 28th, 7:30AM – 12PM
Milton, Delaware – Need 5-6 Volunteers – First to email us gets first dibs. Spots will fill fast!!!
Delaware Coast Day – October 5 – details to be announced
Sea Witch Parade – October 25th – WE WILL HAVE A FLOAT THIS YEAR!
We will need folks willing to wear some wetsuits and carry boards with the float. We have some other ideas brewing!! We need as many volunteers to make a presence as possible.
Please contact our NEW Volunteer Coordinator Dominic at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Movie begins at 7pm, Thursday September 18th, South Coastal Library and Culture Center, 43 Kent Ave, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930
Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities?
BREAKING NEWS: OC Council Votes 4-3 To Restrict Smoking On Beach, Boardwalk
After a presentation this afternoon at City Hall, the Ocean City Council voted 4-3 to move to ordinance form smoking regulations for the beach and Boardwalk.
Photo from Surfrider Foundation Holland’s post
The Cape Gazette Editorial Board is calling for a decision on the proposed Rehoboth Ocean Outfall pipe and we could not agree more. We hope that decision involves something besides ocean outfall, besides bay outfall and the state steps up and handles any difference in cost.