For 32 years, Sunday, Semptember 4, the University of Delaware’s Coast Day, held at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, introduced thousands of people to the wonders of the sea and the importance of Delaware’s marine and coastal resources.
As the President of the University of Delaware said, in the opening ceremony “this day is not only an opportunity to know more about the coastal resources, is an opportunity to enjoy all the family.”
The event was hosted by the UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.
Visitors enjoyed hads-on exhibit, lectures, ship and laboratory tours, a crab cake and a crab soup cook-off, music and food.
Children learnt about the necessity to protect the environment and to explore climate change.
Last week-end too, was held the Boast the Coast Maritime Festival and Lighted Boat Parade at venues on both sides of the Lewes Canal.
In a special ceremony, Delaware Department of Natural resources and Environmental Control Deputy Secretary David S. Small presented the Clean Marina flag and certificate to the Lewes yacht Club for adopting pollution prevention measures and sustainable practices that will have significant benefits for Delaware’s environment.