First, thanks to those of you who commented on the Army Corps construction permit for the ocean outfall pipe. That permit is not yet granted but at the same time, a public notice and hearing process is happening for the other six permits this pipe will need. Please make a note of these 4 dates below and attend to help us stop the proposed ocean outfall pipe in Rehoboth Beach! There is a date to get more info, a date to learn more and ask questions, a full-on public hearing where you get your five minutes to speak, and a final date to submit your written comments to DNREC about these six permits.
Folks, we need you to write comments and send them in on the Army Corps’ permit to build the proposed Ocean Outfall pipe for the Rehoboth Beach Sewage Treatment Plant.
We’ve written a set of talking points for your letter and provided the email address to send them to etc below. Please take 5 minutes to write this letter! Text and a picture of the talking points below. Thanks!
Our own Gregg Rosner wrote a great Letter to the Editor in the Cape Gazette recently. Please check out everything he had to say about the illegal sewage plant discharges into Rehoboth Bay here.
Click the link to read the letter The Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter sent to DNREC to express our concerns regarding the July 26, 2016 Notice of Violation issued to the City of Rehoboth Beach.
This article is trying to make heads or tail of the current wastewater situation in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Click here to read the article which includes concerns from The Surfrider Foundation about recent violations and the storm drain issue the city is required to remediate.
You may have read already that the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant has received a violation form the State of Delaware, (DNREC) for discharging brown solids into the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal. Cape Gazette’s take here. And WGMD’s article here. We are linking the actual violation letter from the State to the plant because it makes for good reading and there are pictures!
Coming this Fall the Delaware Chapter wants to celebrate the way Surfing bands us as one with the ocean and each other by inaugurating the first annual Diamond State Surf Classic. The Classic will be a relatively friendly competitive Surf Contest centered around a festival like atmosphere. Together, lets be on the ground floor of long standing tradition where we invite families, friends, locals and the curious to the beach to enjoy local vendor offerings and watch a fantastic display of local Surfing.