City to look into upgrading Mispillion River bulkhead

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

When he and a group of investors purchased the former Carlisle Fire Company on Church Street, Dan Bond explained that there was an intention to give the city a strip of a land along the Mispillion River in order to make the Riverwalk contiguous in that area. At the time, Bond was very open about the fact that a concrete …

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MPD to participate in Cops and Bobbers

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

In a joint effort with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) Police, Milford Police Department will participate in “Cops and Bobbers.” The event begins with an educational presentation by DNREC on Delaware fisheries and general recreational fishing information. “After the presentation, participants, who must be accompanied by an adult, will then join officers from the Milford Police Department and …

WIIN hopes to grow eco-tourism in the area

Terry Rogers Beaches, Business, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN) is completing its final report on their Nature Based Investment Strategy, hoping to connect the towns of Slaughter Beach and Milford using the Mispillion River in order to promote eco-tourism and conservation. The final report will be provided to City Council this winter. “We’ve undertaken an assessment of risks to natural hazards, particularly …

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WIIN to work with Arnett Muldrow on river plan

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN) a coalition created between Slaughter Beach and the City of Milford to establish economic benefits surrounding the Mispillion River, Delaware Bay and tributaries has hired Arnett Muldrow to help them create branding and marketing strategy. The first of several focus groups were held recently in the City of Milford conference room, allowing stakeholders …

New history, eco-tour will focus on Mispillion River’s importance

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

  A new six-hour Sussex County history and eco tour will give guests a look at the Dupont Nature Center, the Milford Museum, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and the history of the Mispillion River, which connects them all. Delmarva Discovery Tours  of Milford has teamed up with those groups and Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford to offer a unique …

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WIIN Coalition helping develop eco-tourism opportunities

Terry Rogers Business, 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 …

Project WIIN Report creates economic value of environmental assets

Terry Rogers Headlines, Outdoors

Project WIIN is working to provide monetary values for some of the areas environmental assets like the Riverwalk Milford City Council recently heard a presentation by Danielle Swallow and Jenny Egan of Project WIIN, which stands for Waterways and Infrastructure and Investment Network, a project sponsored by Delaware Sea Grant. The presentation included information on the value of the many …

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Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …

City of Milford, Delaware Nature Society Enter Partnership

Terry Rogers Culture, Government & Politics

On Monday, Feb. 22, Milford City Council agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Nature Society. The city and Delaware Nature Society have long partnered to provide hands-on programming for Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade students in Milford School District. “We’ve been working on an MOU which is a formal agreement between Parks and Recreation and the …