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Delaware Center for the Inland Bays GPRA 2009 Report Summary by Habitat Category


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2009 Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
NEP Habitat Category Acreage


2009 Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Pie Chart showing NEP Habitat Category by Acreage

Total Acreage: 555.81


The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays NEP has protected and/or restored a total of 555.81 acres of habitat in 2009. The pie chart shows the proportion of acreage devoted to each habitat-type, including 77% for Wetland habitat, 11% for In-Stream habitat, 11% for Upland habitat, 1% for Pond habitat, and less than 1% for Estuarine habitat.

The Table immediately below provides brief summary information about the protection and/or restoration projects completed and reported by the NEP in 2009.

Year 2009 Projects
Project Name Lead Implementer Project Description Habitat Type Acreage Linear Miles Linear Feet
Betts Pond Eelway Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project involved the installation of a small fish passage for young American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) to accommodate passage over a mill pond dam. In-Stream 60 0 8448
Delaware Inland Bays Phragmites Control Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control This project involved the use chemical herbicides for the control/eradication of the non-native invasive plant Common Reed (Phragmites australis) in and adjacent to tidal wetlands. Tidal Wetland 165 0 0
Dirickson 1 Shoreline Stabilization Sussex Conservation District This project utilized several different materials and techniques such as coir fiber logs, some rip-rap, and native vegetation to protect the adjacent shoreline/riparian area from erosion and to re-create tidal wetlands. Tidal wetland and transitional areas are replanted with native vegetation. Soft Bottom/mud 0 0 165
Dirickson 2 Shoreline Stabilization Sussex Conservation District This project utilized several different materials and techniques such as coir fiber logs, some rip-rap, and native vegetation to protect the adjacent shoreline/riparian area from erosion and to re-create non-tidal wetlands. Wetland and transitional areas are replanted with native vegetation. Soft Bottom/sand 0 0 60
Hopkins Prong Shoreline Stabilization Sussex Conservation District This project utilized several different materials and techniques such as coir fiber logs, some rip-rap, and native vegetation to protect the adjacent shoreline/riparian area from erosion and to re-create tidal wetlands. Tidal wetland and transitional areas are replanted with native vegetation. Soft Bottom/mud 0 0 140
Inland Bays Oyster Gardening Project Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) spat are raised and monitored for growth for one season by volunteers in off-bottom floats (Taylor floats) and are then transferred to appropriate areas to enhance or expand species distribution. Soft Bottom/sand 0.05 0 0
Lord Baltimore Elementary School Buffer Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project consisted of the planting of a native plant riparian buffer along a drainage ditch and is designed to improve water quality and increase habitat. Field/Meadow 0.04 0 0
Meadows Tree Plantings Delaware Department of Agriculture This project involved planting a variety of native trees in relatively urbanized or suburbanized areas to restore habitat, enhance water quality, and to help promote the use of native species in landscaping and gardening. Field/Meadow 2 0 0
Middle Island Heron Rookery Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project involved the installation of an artificial nesting structure comprised of 28 nests for Great Blue Heron and other similar species. Tidal Wetland 0.08 0 0
Mulberry Marsh Project Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control This project involved the enhancement of a previously grid-ditched tidal Spartina spp. marsh. Net marsh enhancements were accomplished through the creation of pond and ditch habitats. Tidal Wetland 2 0 0
Peninsula Conservation Easement Sussex County Land Trust This project involved the transfer of ownership of private lands to a private land trust. The purpose of this open space easement is to permanently protect critical wetland habitat. Tidal Wetland 239.19 0 0
Salt Pond Shoreline Stabilization Sussex Conservation District This project utilized several different materials and techniques such as coir fiber logs, some rip-rap, and native vegetation to protect the adjacent shoreline/riparian area from erosion and to re-create tidal wetlands. Tidal wetland and transitional areas are replanted with native vegetation. Soft Bottom/sand 0 0 50
Sandy Beach 2 Shoreline Stabilization Sussex Conservation District This project utilized several different materials and techniques such as coir fiber logs, rip-rap, and native vegetation to protect the adjacent shoreline/riparian area from erosion and to re-create tidal wetlands. Tidal wetland and transitional areas are replanted with native vegetation. Soft Bottom/sand 0.17 0 0
Sea Chase Tree Plantings Delaware Department of Agriculture This project involved planting a variety of native trees in relatively urbanized or suburbanized areas to restore habitat, enhance water quality, and to help promote the use of native species in landscaping and gardening. Field/Meadow 3 0 0
Shockley Agricultural Land Preservation Delaware Department of Agriculture This project involved the purchase of development rights from a landowner on qualified lands located within a specified agricultural lands preservation district. It can include active agricultural land, forested land, and wetlands. Agricultural Land 52.08 0 0
Sloughs Gut Marsh Project Private Company This project involved the enhancement of a previously grid-ditched tidal Spartina spp. marsh. Net marsh enhancements were accomplished through the creation of pond and channel habitats. Tidal Wetland 24 0 0
Southampton Tree Plantings Delaware Department of Agriculture This project involved planting a variety of native trees in relatively urbanized or suburbanized areas to restore habitat, enhance water quality, and to help promote the use of native species in landscaping and gardening. Field/Meadow 1 0 0
Southern Delaware School of the Arts Native Plantings Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project involved the planting of native plants in specific locations within the project area for educational purposes and to enhance habitat and water quality. Field/Meadow 1.7 0 0
Sussex Central High School Native Plantings Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project involved the planting of native plants in specific locations within the project area for educational purposes and to enhance habitat and water quality. Pond 3.9 0 0
Thatcher's Landing Property Delaware Center for the Inland Bays This project involved the transfer of ownership (donation) of private lands owned by a private individual. The purpose of this land transfer is to permanently protect critical wetland and upland habitats. Tidal Wetland 1.6 0 0
Total 555.81 0 8863

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