Center for the Inland Bays committees set meetings Oct. 20, 26

by Danica Brendon

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will be hosting several important meetings in the coming weeks to discuss various topics related to the protection and restoration of the Inland Bays. These meetings will provide valuable insights into the current state of the bays and how stakeholders are working towards their preservation.

On Friday, October 20, the CIB Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee will meet virtually via Zoom. This meeting will last from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will cover a range of topics. Attendees can expect updates on the Environmental Monitoring Plan, Habitat Plan, and Wastewater Planning Subcommittee. Additionally, there will be an overview of the 2021 State of the Bays technical report, providing a comprehensive assessment of the bays’ health. One of the highlights of the meeting will be several presentations on the history, restoration, and condition of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Inland Bays.

Members of the public who are interested in attending this meeting can do so by visiting and using the passcode “science.” Alternatively, those who prefer to join by phone can dial 1-646-876-9923 and enter the meeting ID 948 6177 6056.

Another important event taking place is the CIB Citizens Advisory Committee’s Citizens Cafe meeting on Thursday, October 26. This meeting will be conducted both in-person and virtually and will focus on climate change and its impact on the Inland Bays. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn from CIB Executive Director Christophe Tulou about the specific effects of climate change on the bays and their surrounding watershed. The meeting will also address regional mitigation efforts to combat these changes.

To further highlight community-based efforts, Lisa Locke, retired programs director for Delaware Interfaith Power & Light, will join the conversation. She will shed light on initiatives such as DeIPL’s student essay contest and a partnership between the Cape Gazette and Cape Henlopen High School that promotes civics education.

Those interested in participating in this meeting can attend either in person or virtually. The in-person meeting will be held at the CIB office located at 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, on the north side of Indian River Inlet. Attendees can also join virtually by visiting and using the meeting ID 827 2930 6327.

To learn more about the CIB and these upcoming meetings, interested individuals can visit This website provides a wealth of information about the organization’s mission, ongoing projects, and ways to get involved.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a critical organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Inland Bays. These upcoming meetings offer a unique opportunity for members of the public to engage with experts, learn about ongoing efforts, and contribute to the conservation of this valuable ecosystem. Whether attending virtually or in person, these meetings promise to be informative and enlightening for all those interested in protecting the Inland Bays for future generations.

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