Join Us for Our Next Meeting on Sept. 13

Our Next Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 pm at the South Coastal Library.

Dear Members,

I am writing to all members of the Inland Bays Foundation who have paid dues during the 2016 calendar year.  I want to thank each of you for your ongoing support. With your help, we have been able to lobby for the Cover Crop program, monitor the Rehoboth Outfall, achieve closer alignment with the Sierra Club and the Friends of Holt’s Landing, and submit an important petition to the EPA seeking resources to help us clean up our inland bays. Please continue your support as we endeavor to accomplish our mission in 2017—CLEANING UP OUR WATERWAYS AND INLAND BAYS!

We hope you will  join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 pm at the South Coastal Library. We will hold our regular business meeting from 5-6 pm and our presenter will speak from 6-7 pm. The business meeting will center around our upcoming “Love Your Inland Bays” dinner to be held Nov .30 at the Irish Eyes restaurant in Lewes. Our featured keynote speaker at the dinner is  Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Foundation (and former DNREC Secretary). IBF will be awarding our annual environmental awards at this time. Tickets are on sale now and available through the mail. Additionally, we will be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful, queen sized, hand crafted IBF quilt.  Please see our web site at: Our flyer is attached. Hope to see you all there!

During the second half  our meeting, we are happy to welcome Barbara Shamp, local author and committed environmentalist. Barbara has been working with the Center for the Inland Bays on their “Your Creeks” program. Barbara is a volunteer on the Dirickson Creek team, the second creek surveyed following Love Creek last year. Barbara will present:  “DIRICKSON CREEK: RED ZONED and ON FIRE.”

Don’t  miss it! You will discover the deplorable water condition of this well-known creek.

A little background on Barbara.  She spent 33 years as a high school teacher in the Washington D.C. area.During this time, Barbara became an indoor air quality activist, testifying before the school board and organizing parents, teachers and students.  Since moving to the beach ,Barbara has become  editor/writer of a community newsletter highlighting the water quality found at Dirickson Creek.

So join us on September 13.  We appreciate and need your support!

For the bays,

Nancy Cabrera-Santos


Inland Bays Foundation