On Tuesday June 20 the Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Delaware Surf Fishing and the Big Chill Beach Club co-hosted a Beach Clean-up held at the Beach Club inside the Delaware Seashore State Park on the Southside of the Indian River Inlet.
Nearly 20 volunteers showed up and collected an estimated 892 pounds of litter and other debris from the beach, dunes and parking area. Surfers, Beach Club Staff, Fishermen and Beach Goers alike provided 40 volunteer man hours for the State Park. These volunteer hours helps the State Park with much needed funding.
Mike Ridings from Liquid Surf Shop and Big Chill has a personal goal to reduce plastics in his establishments. You can see his work in first hand- only providing paper bags for retail purchases in the Surf Shop. Thank You Mike.
These groups will host additional beach clean-ups throughout the county. For volunteer opportunities please visit:
After an eight year battle the state permits for the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe have been issued. DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin called several Chapter members and other advocates personally with the news. Thank you to everyone who joined the Chapter in this fight in any way!
The latest show of opposition to the proposed Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe comes from State Senator Stephanie Hansen. As a member of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee this speaks volumes. No other elected officials have sent such letters of concern to DNREC.
Folks, after eight long years of fighting the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe, we have an opening to deny the permits. With a new Governor and a new DNREC Secretary, we feel we can convince them to deny the permits to build the pipe.
Back in December 2016 the Chapter submitted extensive comments on the permits needed by the Rehoboth Beach Outfall Pipe. DNREC has been sitting on the decision since then. Possibly because they don’t have a Secretary, possibly for other reasons. Below we have posted all of our comment letters
Great Public Hearing last night in Rehoboth on the six permits still needed for a proposed outfall pipe to operate. An overwhelming majority of people spoke to against the permits for the pipe, with only a handful of people in favor. This pipe would also needs a separate Army Corps permit to be constructed.
Here are four things we need you to do in order:
Important Dates and Talking Points For Public Input on the
Permits Needed for the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall Pipe.
Public Hearing On Nov 15th – speakers will be given 5 minutes of oral testimony. THIS IS THE BIG ONE EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND! DNREC PUBLIC HEARING 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Rehoboth Elementary School 500 Stockley Street RB, DE 19971. See the link for more resources and the talking points below.
As they are required to do under the law, DNREC held one public meeting to discuss the six permits that the Rehoboth Beach Ocean Outfall pipe project would need in order to be constructed. There was a pretty good crowd of about 45 people and a few good questions were asked.
DOVER (Oct. 11, 2016) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that DNREC will hold a public workshop Wednesday, Oct. 19 to provide information about several wastewater projects currently proposed by the City of Rehoboth Beach. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. inside Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Company Station 86, 219 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.