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.
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?
A lot has changed along the Delaware coast over the last 33 years, but the building line, a benchmark to protect sand dunes and keep homes and buildings out of them, is not one of them.
In recent months, a panel of building officials, coastal residents, contractors and state regulators have been meeting to look at a regulatory revision…Full Story
By Ryan Mavity | Jul 11, 2014
Beebe reports early summer surf injuries double over last year.
Researchers with Delaware Sea Grant, Beebe Healthcare and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are studying surf conditions to develop a model to better prevent surf injuries.
Doctors at Beebe Healthcare’s emergency department report surf injuries in June were double last year’s total for the month… Full Story
It is an understatement to say the Delaware Chapter is concerned about the impact beach replenishment is having on our surfing resources. But without hysterics and without hyperbole, here is a factual account of where we have come from and where we are now.
REHOBOTH BEACH – October 23, 2013
Beach restoration work to reverse damage from Superstorm Sandy is moving to Rehoboth Beach this week.
WXDE-FM radio reports that about one block will be built up each day from Virginia Avenue south.
Volunteers needed! DNREC is sponsoring a dune grass planting to assist our battered beaches throughout the state. 3/23/13 at 9AM. The Delaware Chapter wants volunteers to help at the Indian River Inlet, North Side. Specifically, we will be planting in Savages Ditch, about 1/2 mile north of Indian River Inlet.