May 14: Club Forum, Nutrient Management and Water Quality
We gathered in Dover to discuss the State of Delaware's efforts to manage nutrients from contaminating water bodies. Club member Bill Moyer, President of the Inland Bays Foundation, described an alarming situation in which nutrient management plans are exempted from public inspection in Delaware law. This renders the effectiveness of our Nutrient Management Act suspect, as the benchmarks for evaluating the programs impact by disclosing the details of individual nutrient management plans are protected from a public discourse.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Dover Public Library, 45 S. State Street,Dover, DE 19901
Other topics introduced in the meeting involve the failure of Sussex County to follow its comprehensive plan in permitting development in land designated for agriculture or open space. Delaware's wetlands have declined dramatically in the past decade, due in large part to Sussex County's efforts to circumvent state law that requres counties to follow their comprehensive development plans when making land use decisions.