The next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Lewes Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road.

STAC meetings are an opportunity to hear presentations about the local environment and a chance to ask questions about the latest research being conducted on the Inland Bays. This committee provides objective advice and guidance to the center’s board of directors and other cooperating agencies that have interests in Delaware’s Inland Bays.

The Dec. 1 meeting will include guest speakers with two presentations. Kristin Regan and Kelly Somers, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will present a survey of baygrasses found in the Delaware estuary. Healthy baygrasses provide spawning, nursery, and protective habitat to ecologically important species, and even prevent shoreline erosion — benefiting wildlife and humans.

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