Spring 2016
Dear Friends,

Spring is ramping up at Delaware Sea Grant and our programs are buzzing with activity. You may have heard that we decided to cancel Coast Day 2016 because of construction on our Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This was not an easy decision, however in the interest of safety and limiting access to our facilities, we believe this is the right thing to do. We are looking forward to bringing back this time-honored tradition for the community in 2017.

March marked the start of Sea Grant's 50th anniversary, and Delaware Sea Grant's 40th year, using research, outreach, and education to positively impact coastal communities. Follow the campaign through social media with #SeaGrant50.

We have a lot to be proud of so far this year, including funding several new research projects and sending three graduate students from our state to Washington, D.C. as Knauss fellows. Read on for the latest updates, and look out for our annual report, which will be delivered to your email inboxes in late June.


James Falk, Acting Director
Delaware Sea Grant

Ed Lewandowski, acting director of Delaware Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Service, and University of Delaware professor Jules Bruck received the Outstanding Downtown Community Partner Award at the Revitalize 2016 conference in Wilmington, Delaware, for their innovative project in Laurel, Delaware, to redevelop the town's commercial district along the Broad Creek waterfront.

KNAUSS FELLOWSHIP: Students Washington-Bound

Three graduate students from Delaware are spending a year in Washington, D.C. as Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows.

University of Delaware graduate students Erica Wales and Frances Bothfeld, and Symone Johnson, a graduate student at Delaware State University, were selected from Delaware Sea Grant, which is administered by UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. A total of 53 Fellows were selected from across all Sea Grant programs for 2016.

Learn more >>
COASTAL HAZARDS: Climate Change Information Portal

Delaware Sea Grant has added a Climate Change Information Portal, with pages of information and links to the best available climate science, including Delaware-specific climate information, and best practices for communities and individuals to consider. 

Visit the Portal >>
EVENTS: Coast Day 2016 Canceled

Due to ongoing construction on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, the University of Delaware announced that Coast Day 2016 - scheduled for Oct. 2 - has been canceled.

Community members are encouraged to stay abreast of plans for Coast Day 2017 and to explore other coast-inspired activities by visiting the website and on social media at #DECoastDay.

Visit the Coast Day website >>
Goodies and Gifts from Delaware Sea Grant

Sea Talk Video - Goldenrod
Sea Talk Video - Goldenrod

Looking for a beautiful native plant to add to your garden this spring? Consider adding seaside goldenrod, a perennial commonly found flowering in late summer in sand dunes and along the margins of coastal salt marshes throughout our region.

Watch Sea Talk >>
Crab Cake Cookbook

Celebrate 25 years of the DESG Crab Cake Cook-Off with this book, which contains the finalist recipes.

Buy a copy >>
Desktop Wallpaper

With our online calendars, you can bring the beauty of Delaware's coastal resources to your computer screen. In addition to scenic wallpaper for each month, check out the list of notable dates as well as environmental facts, tips, and web links.

Download the calendar >>
2016 Delaware Sea Grant College Program
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