The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking the public’s help to update a comprehensive plan for managing the Inland Bays.

By filling out a brief survey, residents can help the center focus on community concerns relating to the health of the Rehoboth, Indian River and Little Assawoman Bays and the land surrounding them.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. The CIB works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays — the water that flows into them and the watershed around them.

The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan outlines goals and activities that the center and its partners agreed to address based on scientific data and input from key stakeholders and the community. The center uses the plan to direct and carry out activities that protect and enhance the Inland Bays for the next five years.

In addition to updating the plan, the center and its partners will conduct a climate change vulnerability analysis. This analysis will identify risks associated with climate change. The analysis will help the center decide how best to manage those risks to reduce their impact on achieving the objectives and goals in the plan.

The survey will be available through March 31 at

Each participant who fills out the survey and includes their mailing address will be mailed a Delaware Center for the Inland Bays bumper sticker and will be entered once into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

For more, call 226-8105, ext. 107, email or visit