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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 Season's first mack00',rel showing up at 'B' buoy OUTDOORS Michael Short Planting of the dunes March 28 The annual beach grass planting will be March 28. The event, sometimes called "the plantin' of the green," takes on special signif- icance this year because so many of Delaware's dunes have been damaged. Volunteers are urgently needed to help plant dune grass on storm- damaged dunes in an effort to hold the sand in place and provide protection from future storms. David Small, the chief of infor- mation and education for the De- partment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), said that people are needed to volunteer or to provide snacks, drinks or other assistance. Volunteers are especially need- ed for Dewey Beach and for north of Indian River Inlet. Anyone who wants to help should call DNREC's Division of Soil and Water Conservation at 302-739- 4411. The first mackerel of the year have been caught and the first trout have been stocked. Let the fishing begin! R & R Sports reports that fish- ing is picking up in both salt water and freshwater. R & R reports that tautog action has been good at the near-water wrecks and outer wall while the first mackerel have been caught along the shipping lane south and east of "B" buoy. The tautog are being caught mostly on salted surf clams. One customer of theirs said "you would have no problem filling your limit on the outer wall as they have come in to spawn." .- Larry Baine had nine stripers, two of which were keepers, from Indian River Inlet on live eels. Short stripers are being caught from the north pocket on blood- worms and clams. Commer- cial fisher- men at Slaughter Beach Cove continue to MACKEREL harvest weak- fish to eight pounds. Eric Smith checked in with an eight-pound, six-ounce catfish from Broad Creek. Steve Wright had a five-pound pickerel from Burton's Pond while Kevin Blouch had nine yel- low perch, three white perch and many throw backs from Peters- field Ditch. R & R offers congratulations to surf instructor Don Myrer for win- ning the bluefish division of the State of Delaware fishing tourna- ment. Look for a complete listing of the 1997 winners next week in this space. Bird workshop March 28 When you finish helping plant the dunes, you can learn how to help injured wildlife. Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research tends TIDES 3/13 I 3/141 3/151 3/16 1 Indian River gehoboth Inlet Beach Roosevelt Oak Inlet Orchard 3/171 3/18 1 to grab headlines when there is an oil spill, but the group's help is usually in less dramatic fashion. On Saturday, March 28, from noon to 4 p.m., the group will con- duct a training session in the Visi- tor Center at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. This four-hour workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of Tri-State's work and an introduc- tion to wild bird rehabilitation and the training required to join their downstate team. Emergency med- ical care, temporary diets, trans- portation techniques and overnight housing will be cov- ered. Participants will be expected to regularly assist with-the re- trieval, care and transport of in- jured and orphaned birds to the clinic in Newark. A $5 donation covers the cost of workshop mate- rials. For information, contact Jay Baumgardner at 945-2025. Tim Bamforth photo Bantam girls honored at banquet The Seashore Striders bantam girls received awards at the recent AAU banquet. Shown in back are (l-r) Brennan Killeen, Chelsea Palmer, Laura Olenderski and Bethany Pavlik. In front are Sarah Neff and Helena Melendez. LEWES LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS RAIN or SHll00 Sat., March 14 and Sat., March 21 Location: Lewes Middle School Gym Registration fee $25 per player or $40 per family. All player candidates ages 9 to 12 not on a major league team must try out. THIS IS REQUIRED. *Any youngster failing to attend at least 50 percent of the spring tryout sessions shall lose the status of a candidate unless that youngster pre- sents an excuse, which is accepted by a majority of the Board. OPENING DAY May 2, 1998 If you live within the boundaries of the map shown you are eligible to play on the Lewes Little League. If you have any questions about sign-up or tryouts, you can call George Russ (President) at 645-0759 or Gil Holt (Player Agent) at 644-0834 I