March 8 Meeting: Sen. Townsend’s Task Force Making Clean Waterways

March 8, 2016 — Inland Bays Foundation Agenda

from Nancy Cabrera-Santos

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to invite you to attend our next Inland Bays Foundation meeting on Tuesday, March 8 from 6-7:30 pm (Bethany Beach Town Hall, Bethany Beach).

Our March speaker is State Senator Bryan Townsend, who heads up the Delaware State Clean Water Task Force. Senator Townsend has spent the past year presiding over the Clean Water Task Force, comprised of a diverse group of citizen advocates, scientists, non-profit organizations, and legislators. The Task Force’s mission is to pass legislation to impact Delawares inland bays, rivers, and tributaries, 90% of which are impaired, according to the DE Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
Senator Townsend will run for a U.S. Congressional seat in the fall.

We also applaud the Feb, 29 Supreme Court decision to uphold the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, a much contested, five-year legal struggle between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Federation. According to Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: “We are going to reach out to the farm leaders to stop spending money on litigation and instead partner with us to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay can be saved in our lifetime. This is good for farming, good for the Bay, and good for the economy.”

The Inland Bays Foundation joins the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in reaching out to developers, farmers and affiliated organizations to help clean up our bays. Here in Delaware, we can also save our treasured bays in our lifetimes. Come on March 8 to hear how the efforts of Sen. Townsend’s Task Force are giving us new hope for making clean waterways in our state a reality.

We are counting in your support and that of all concerned Delaware citizens

Our agenda for the March 8 meeting is below. We hope to see you next Tuesday.
Bring a friend!

For our bays,

Nancy Cabrera-Santos
Inland Bays Foundation

March 8, 2016
Bethany Beach Town Hall
214 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE


Introduction & Welcome of Attendees 6:00-6:05 pm
Pledge of Allegiance 6:05-6:10 pm
“Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint” 6:10-6:25 pm
Feb. 29 Supreme Court Decision
Nancy Cabrera-Santos, IBF President

Introduction of State Sen. Bryan Townsend 6:25-6:30 pm
Presentation: “Clean Water Task Force” 6:30-7:00pm
Q x A Sen. Townsend 7:00-7:30 pm

ADJOURN 7:30 pm