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Price re-appointed chair of Inland Kent Price, associate professor of marine ing water quality and that concerns me as land, reduc biology-biochemistry at the University of both a scientist and a resident," Price said. tablishing Delaware Graduate College of Marine Among the center's tation. The Studies and director of the Sea Grant Ma- accomplishments have riety of e fine Advisory Service, has been re-elected been the acquisition of newsletter CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997- 13 rs Center Board of Directors ing nutrient overloads and re-es- entific and Technical Advisory Committee; elgrass and other aquatic vege- Greg McCabe, representative of the Sussex Center has also developed a va- Conservation District and his alternate Eric lucation projects including a Buehl. Other members are James Elliott of to a student intern program, the Sussex County Association of Towns; chairman of the board of the Delaware Cen- ter for the Inland Bays. The non-profit center was established in 1994 to oversee the implementation of a long-term approach for the wise use of the Inland Bays---Little Assawoman, Rehoboth and Indian River baysmand their water- shed. Price conducts fisheries and aquaculture research in the area and he is deeply con- cerned about the water quality and environ- mental health of the inland bays. "We've seen major declines in many of the bay's fish and plant populations due to deteriorat- Inland Bays Continued from page 1 Councilman Lynn Rogers, who praised the educational and posi- tive aspects of the idea. There was concern over how large a role the county should have and County Councilman George Cole said the countymust maintain some control over what is county l.and. "I just want to see that the county is a partner in this," the county councilman said. Richards and Price emphasized PARK $467,000 in grants from the Environmen- tal Protection Agency to conduct research and education projects relating to the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and PRICE Management Plan and attainment of a $25,000 grant from the Crystal Foundation to advance public edu- that any lease would include the county as an active partner who helps dictate the use of the land. The idea also won praise from County Attorney Gene Bayard who helped negotiate the transfer of the land to the county. "It is a splendid idea," he said. The land itself is a mix of uses which appears nearly pristine. On a Wednesday morning hike with Richards and Price, almost no sign of humanity could be found. The area is thick with holly trees and the woodland gives way to beach with a sheltered area of Indian S, dt posters, a World Wide Web site, bulletins and presentations to school groups and oth- er audienceS. The executive director of the Center for the Inland Bays is Bruce Richards. Joining Price on the center's board of directors are James Alddrman, chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee and vice-chair, Grace Pierce-Beck; Jack Tarburton Secretary of Sussex County Administrator Bob Stickels; Danny Magee, appointee of the President Pro-Tempore of the Delaware State Senate and Pat Campbell White, appointee of the Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives. Ex-officio members include Charles App, representative of the U.S. Environ- Agri(Dultue and his alternate, Edward mental Protection Agency and his alternate. Ralph; Chfistophe Tulou, Secretary of the The public is welcome to attend the meet- cation and awareness. Department of Natural Resources and Envi- The center has funded research demon-, ronmental Control and his alternate Gerard stration projects aimed at preserving farm- Esposito; James Falk, vice chair of the Soi- l l J River included in the site. I Oak leaves lay heavy on the] na- ture trail which winds throug k the property and virtually the 0nly sign of humanity is a nearby man- ufactured home park which can be seen at one point on the trail, pas- ture land at the entrance to th0fa- cility is stillused to stable horses on the site, which is located tlear Magnolia's Restaurant on Cedar Neck Road. Price said one of the best! as- i The map above shows the proposed site for the Center for the Inland Bays. Lewes passes rezoning for Edgehill property By unanimous vote, Lewes Council members approved a zoning change at their Monday, Jan. 13 meeting for the 1.27 acre parcel of property on Savannah Road owned and occupied by Edgehill Pharma- cy. The zoning has been changed from Community Facilities District to C-1 commercial. The change of zoning permits EdMed Properties L.L.C. to proceed with its plans to get permits for construction of a 36,000 square foot Lewes Medical Arts Building, which will include a 12,000 square foot EdgehiU Pharmacy on,the street level and two floors of doctors' offices above. Blake Thompson, president of Edgehill Drugs Inc., said the next step in the process will be application for a zoning variance to allow the building to exceed the 40-foot allowable height. Thompson said the height of the building was increased to sat- isfy aesthetic concerns raised by the city's Commercial Architecture Review Commission. In approving the zoning change, council mem- bers also agreed to send the site plans for the proposed building to Lewes Planning Commission for comments and review prior to is- suance of a building permit. The zoning change agreement will also in- clude an agreement by Edgehill to use no more than 12,000 square feet for retail space. Thompson said the building will be constructed behind the present Edgehill. ings and the next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Camp-Arrow- head near Angola. pects of the area is the variety of habitats from marsh to deep woodlands. A second advantage is that the county owned land abuts the "Fresh Pond" tract, a 47'5 acre tract of land purchased by Delaware in 1995 and left unde- veloped. Both tracts are. near Bethany Beach, just north of town. If the lease is approved, then the Center for the Inland Bays will have to raise money for a facility on a small parcel of the land. But most of the land would re- main nearly virginal. Uses for the land listed for County Council in- clude: eel grass plantings, intern- ship programs with Americorp and college outreach programs, location for center meetings and conferences, water sampling for the Citizen's Volunteer Monitor- ing program and environmental or agricultural demonstration pro- jeers.. i i Come February 1 all of us at the Cape Gazette will be pulling up stakes and breaking camp. I We'll unplug our computers, wrap cords around tele- phones, load boxes into trucks and say goodbye to all of our good friends in the Shoppes of Camelot. But we're not moving far. Our new offices will be in the Midway Sholping Center Annex, behind the Roadhouse Restaurant, next door to Cape Billiards. That's about a mile north of our present office. We've been fortunate to enjoy steady growth in our three and a half years of business. Our new offices will provide much enlarged space for continued growth and improvement. We look forward to many more years of serving the communities of Delaware's unique Cape Region from our new offices. lourn00w00hon00--TO00rn0000,0000 I /o00ot'on ! number will be  number will be I will be 36 Midway I AZETT i Serving Delaware's Cape Region