Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee Boating Survey

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Exposed sandbar outside of Masseys ditch an hour or so after low tide in froont of Pot nets seaside … photo by Brian Wetherill

There is a boating survey for owners to consider   paying more for fees so the money can be put towards better maintenance of our waterways in Delaware.  If you know a boater share this survey with them.  This maintenance includes dredging, channel marking, marine debris removal, algae harvesting and projects that are needed to keep our waterways clear.   The Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee has been set up by DNREC to work on these issues and submit recommendations to the state legislature for funding.  We desperately need waterway maintenance for the inland bays and surrounding waters.  We all have seen the issues with Massey’s Landing and other areas in the bays.  I know people will immediately complain about extra “taxes” or government getting in the middle of things, but usually these are the same people that complain these projects need to be done and why isn’t the state paying for this?   The Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee Boating Survey is the state trying to do something about these waterway issues.

I have a friend that has been trying to get the state to put better handicap facilities at public boat ramps, getting in and out of boats at some of these ramps can be hazardous for the older generation of boaters.  The problem is where does the state get the money.  That is something I am hoping to help him look into soon.

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You can click on this link to take the survey.  Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee Boating Survey

Fish On!!

Rich King

 

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