Dewey Beach Patrol hosts environmental outreach program

August 16, 2014
Chris Patrone of the Delaware Sea Grant Program helps Riley Faircloth identify plankton caught in the net while Luke Burton, center, and Joe Coveleski, hidden, await their turn. BY DAN COOK

The Dewey Beach Patrol combined with Envirotech Evironmental Consulting, the Center for the Inland Bays, The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, and The Delaware Sea Grant Program to reach out to the community and expose them to the plant and animal life in the Inland Bays ecosystem.

The August 7 outreach program invited participants to engage in educational activities such as fish seining, horseshoe crabs and their lifecycle, wetlands function, aquatic macro-invertebrate identification and marine reptile displays.