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Earth Day celebrations offer new rain garden, salt marsh tour, more

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    The Aquatic Resources Education Center on Saturday will host one-hour ‘Marsh Madness’ tours highlighting the tidal salt marsh to mark Earth Day. Photo courtesy of DNREC.   Delaware organizations are offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day Friday and Saturday. New Castle County is inviting residents to participate in the installation Friday — which is Earth …

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Lewes’ living shoreline uses natural materials to protect coast

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

DNREC head Shawn Garvin, second from right, talks about Lewes’ living shoreline. Photo by Charlie Megginson   Imagine you just purchased a waterfront property and you’re worried about the effect of erosion on your shoreline. What do you do? Install bulkheads, perhaps? Maybe riprap or stone revetments?  It turns out there’s a better method – one that naturally protects shorelines …