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Virtual Citizen Science Recap for 2023 planned

Terry RogersCulture, Environment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Delaware Nature Society will hold their annual Citizen Science Recap in a virtual format through Zoom on December 13 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The program is a recap of the Citizen Science program held throughout the year. At the program, those attending will learn more about the Bird Box Monitoring program from Jen Llewelyn and Hawk Watch by David …

The settlement is a result of companies releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

Ohio chemicals settlement gives $25 million to Delaware

Jarek RutzEnvironment, Headlines

The First State is getting $25 million from a newly settled lawsuit in Ohio that triggered a contingency payment to Delaware. Chemours, DuPont and Corteva reached a $110 million settlement in Ohio over  “forever chemicals,” which refer to the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from the facilities of those companies. The substances, known as PFAS, have negative environmental impacts. …

Council approves investment in eco-tourism plan

Terry RogersEnvironment, Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council recently approved an Ecotourism and Resilience Investment Strategy. The strategy was the culmination of the Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN) project. The project spent the last two years talking with stakeholders and developing a nature-based watershed investment strategy for both Milford and Slaughter Beach. “Essentially, it incorporates information we’ve gained through an economic valuation study that …

DNREC to present at next 2nd Friday event

Terry RogersCulture, Environment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On the second Friday of each month, the First Presbyterian Church of Milford holds “2nd Friday,” an informational gathering designed to provide information to area residents. Previous events have included presentations by local artists and authors, including Rosemary Connelly whose recent book “Two Years in Italy,” chronicles the years she and her late husband, Bob, spent living in Italy after …


Greenspace preserved in update to Comp Plan

Terry RogersEnvironment, Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council approved a change to the 2018 Comprehensive Plan that would preserve areas around Deep Branch and Herring Branch as greenspace, affecting 14 parcels of land. Only a section of the former Rookery North are already annexed into the city and the city has acquired the former Sharp Farm on Rehoboth Boulevard. “The Greenway could include passive and …

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City of Milford hires Balog as new Arborist

Terry RogersEnvironment, Government

Joseph Balog The City of Milford recently hired Joseph Balog as the new Arborist/Urban Forestry Coordinator.  In this role, Balog is responsible for the overall implementation of a City-wide Urban Forestry Program including tree planting, maintenance, related landscaped areas, and enforcement of tree related policies. “The Arborist/Urban Forestry Coordinator position is a welcome addition to the Department of Parks and …

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WIIN Coalition helping develop eco-tourism opportunities

Terry RogersBusiness, Environment, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Eco-tourism could become common on the Mispillion thanks to the WIIN project Danielle Swallow with Delaware Sea Grant, a program based at the University of Delaware in Lewes, presented and update to Milford City Council regarding the Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN). The group was initially formed to help Milford and Slaughter Beach be …