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Center for the Inland Bays Science Committee meeting on water quality on March 27

Delaware News Desk
Sussex Countian

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays encourages the public to attend its next Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee meeting from 9 a.m. to noon March 27, hosted as an online video conference.

STAC meetings are an opportunity to learn 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.

During the meeting, University of Delaware faculty members Holly Michael and Leah Palm-Forster will discuss a collaborative research project called WiCCED, Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the state of Delaware, WiCCED will assess threats to Delaware’s water quality and develop legislative and technological solutions for addressing them. Collaborators include the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College and Wesley College.

Following the presentation will be a facilitated discussion of proposed actions in the draft revision to the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The CCMP guides efforts to improve the health of the Inland Bays and their watershed. STAC members will also discuss progress in implementing programs recommended by the Inland Bays Environmental Monitoring Plan developed in 2017.

A drafted agenda and instructions on how to join the online meeting, as well as additional information about the Committee and past meetings, are available at inlandbays.org/stac.