Volunteers and working boats are needed for the 9th Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays, which will be held on June 8 and June 22.
The June 8 cleanup will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Massey’s Landing Public Boat Ramp at the end of Long Neck Road. Cleanup efforts will focus on the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay areas. The June 22 cleanup will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with volunteers meeting at the Mulberry Landing Public Boat Ramp at the Assawoman Wildlife Area just southwest of Bethany Beach.
Volunteers should dress to get dirty and be prepared for cooler conditions on the water and wet walking conditions on land. Rubber boots are suggested. Those who have access to lifejackets should bring one, as they are required on boats. Otherwise, lifejackets will be provided. The event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
This year, the operators of the first 20 boats registered for the June 8 cleanup day will receive $20 Visa gift cards.
The cleanup is coordinated by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, the Dewey Beach Lions Club, the Center for the Inland Bays, and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation.
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance, as lunch and T-shirts will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, contact E.J. Chalabala of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays at (302) 226-8105 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.