Good food, good Friends, family and a great feeling about all we’ve accomplished. The Inland Bays Foundation Board of Directors and their families celebrating on December 29, 2013. Absent: Bob Adams, George Bunting, John Austin, Allen Allenspach.
We have enough heavy metal contamination (Mercury) in our watershed and need no more. The Foundation urges you to read the article below and dispose of your Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs properly. Our aquatic life and children do not need more toxic materials to be exposed to:
Incandescent light bulbs phase out Jan. 1: What it means for you Remember also that the CFL’s, compact Fluorescent Lights, contain the heavy metal Mercury! They’re highly toxic. And in Canada there are people who have reported severe skin diseases due to these bulbs being in table lamps. Look on You Tube for the video, “Dirty Electricity”.
LINK to Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x6LNTdMVaU
Also, if CFL’s burn out you can’t trash them like incandescent bulbs. You have to wait till DNREC collects household hazardous materials and then take them there after you’ve collected them in your home. And hope they don’t break! Because if they do they disperse that highly toxic Mercury vapor everywhere!
Get your kids, yourself, and your pets, including birds, out of the house! DO NOT VACCUUM! EPA Mercury Releases and Spills
CFL BULB RECYCLING SITES – DELAWARE
Cleanup plan for Allen Harim site still an issue.
Cleanup plan for Allen Harim site still an issue
Millsboro area residents listening to DNREC presentation during public hearing at the Millsboro Town Center building on Allen Harim’s plans to move into the old pickle processing plant. John Auston (2nd from left) science coordinator for Inland Bays, spoke in opposition of the plan. / GARY EMEIGH/THE NEWS JOURNAL
MILLSBORO — Allen Harim Foods’s plan to revive a pickle factory east of Millsboro as a poultry processing plant fits the aims of the state’s brownfields law, which encourages companies to clean up and re-use polluted industrial land, an attorney for the company said in a public hearing Tuesday. Read the article…
Inland Bays Foundation Board meets with Governor Markell and DNREC Secretary Omara (12/2/2013)
After much preparation, the members of the Board of Directors of the Inland Bays Foundation (IBF) met with Governor Jack Markell and Secretary O’Mara on December 2 in the Governor’s Office to present a summary of its’ findings: REGARDING THE WATER QUALITY OF OUR INLAND BAYS, gathered over two years of meetings with State and Federal elected and appointed officials, scientific experts and residents of Sussex County.
President Ron Wuslich presented a summary of the “Impaired” (Polluted) classification of the waters of the Inland Bays Watershed along with the goals of the IBF. Immediate Past President Bill Moyer led a discussion of issues ranging from land-use planning in Sussex County, the role of the State Planning Office, THE NEED FOR BUFFERS, AND THE ADAPTIBILITY OF THE Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP) now being implemented in the Nanticoke River Watershed TO OUR INLAND BAYS.
The IBF made several recommendations to the Governor and Secretary for improving the water quality of the Inland Bays and were pleased with the positive responses. Both the Governor and Secretary suggested that we convene a second meeting in the near future.
IBF meets with Governor Markell and DNREC Secretary Omara
Sussex County Public Sewer Initiative
Inland Bays Foundation
The Inland Bays Foundation President Bill Moyer is shown congratulating John Ashman – Sussex County Director of Utility Planning for briefing the Foundation Board on the Sussex County Public Sewer Initiative. The Foundation considers this as one of the most important initiatives for reducing nutrients flowing into and polluting our Inland Bays Estuary. John explained how the County sewer districts and the waste water processing plants accomplish the following:
Since 1990 23,000 septic systems have been taken off line reducing the nutrient load by: 855,600 pounds of Nitrogen and 241, 500 pounds of phosphorous annually Public Sewer Initiative There are 63,470 +/- existing sewer customers reducing nutrient flow by: 2,361,084 pounds of nitrogen and 666,435 pounds of phosphorous annually This is being done ICW holding the line on monthly user costs and in some cases providing free sewer hookups.
Sussex County Council Woman Joan Deaver and Congressman Carney’s representative Drew Slater were also recognized for supporting this initiative. Senator Coon’s Representative Kate Rohrer was absent.
IBF Board member speaks before Sussex County Council in support of Perdue composting facility.
May 21 meeting of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors
My name is Doug Parham, born and raised in Laurel as a conservative. I now live in Millsboro. I’m here today representing the Inland Bays Foundation as a Board Member and Chair of the Public Information Committee.
We strongly support the approval of the application for the Perdue/US Agrisoils for implementation of their state of the art composting facility. Learn more about the composting initiative…
Perdue has Plan for Chicken Waste
Planners get request for new fertilizer mode
Engineers working with Perdue Farms on a new method of composting chicken waste told the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission that their proposal was more environmentally friendly than the current method of spreading waste on fields as fertilizer.
IBF President Testifies Before House and Senate Natural Resources Committees. January 16 & 23,2013.