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16 - cE  GAZETTE , Friday, September 9.5  0cto'1,1998 ' Bays Continued from page 1 ty. It is a big mission, CIB offi- cials say, and it is a vitally impor- tant to the enviornmental and eco- nomic future of eastern Sussex County. Dr. Kent Price, scientific and technical advisory chairman for the CIB, explained the problems plaguing the bays during an orien- tation meeting for members at the Virden Center Thursday evening. Dr. Price identified four core areas of concern for the tributary action teams: wastewater treatment plants, developed land, agricultur- al land and marinas. Volunteers representing all four of those core areas of concern will be on each of the nine teams. The teams will study the entire inland bays water- shed, since what runs off the land flows into the ditches and streams, which flow into the bays. "Pollutants dumped into the up- per Indian River Bay will remain there for 90 days, an entire sum- mer, before being flushed out by tidal flows through the Indian Riv- er Inlet," explained Dr. Price. "Obviously, those contaminants will have an adverse affect on the water quality over such a long pe- riod. In fact, nutrients are the silent killer at work in those wa- ters." Dr. Price said an Environmental Protection Agency study of all major bodies of water on the Del- marva Peninsula cites the upper Indian River Bay as the most con- taminated and stressed area, fol- lowed by the Little Assawoman Bay and then mid-Indian River Bay. But feasible and realistic so- lutions to the problems can be found, says CIB executive director Dr. Bruce Richards. CIB staffers gave the tributary action teams some examples of pollution reduction options they may want to consider. Those op- tions include upgrading waste- water treatment plants for biologi- cal and chemical phosphorous, implementing erosion and sedi- ment control on all newly devel- oped lands, implementing stormwater management on all newly developed lands, planting winter cover crops on agricultural land to reduce erosion and draw nutrients from the soil, encourag- ing the proper pumping and main- tenance of septics in unsewered developments and installing ma- rine pumpouts at marinas with more than 50 slips. CIB vice chair- man Jim Elliott of Fenwick Island underscored the need for the new- ly formed action teams to proceed ' deliberately and with purpose to find solutions to the problems. CIB education and outreach coor- dinator Ed Lewandowski will oversee the workings of the volun- teer teams, and the CIB will pro- vide IecbJcaJ ,asistan and Jo- gistical support. Tributary action team meetings will be open to the public, and the team may invite in- terested members of the public to join work groups to address issues as the need arises. For details, call Lewandowski at 645-7325. I Visit Our Store & Just Mention This Ad To Receive A FREE GIFT* or...A 22" Wooden Old " Save On Genuine 7" Bean Bag Salt LA.Z-BOY & Ut'- i'}E I Raccoon Friend Sculpture GIVE YOU SO MANY i - ] *Limit one per fam#y per promotion. No purchase necessa WAYS TO SAVE!. ,I i I/l/00 ii "Anderson Hi- Leg Chi ppe ndale Rocker Recliner I I Style Recliner II Chaise Rocker Ill ,eor,..es"er...I' Recliner I I in Luxurious Leather-Finesse" II I Reg. BetterBesche"3L. / Reg'BetterBesche00JSQ" I I II Reg'BetterBesche399" II Scatterback Cushion Sofa MSRP IList Jl Queen Sleeper With Innerspring Mattress Reg. Better Besche'F Traditional Style Sofa Sleeper With Innerspring Mattress F. Better Bese. Reclining Sofa With Convenient Fold-Down Table Reg. Better Besche m SALE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE DEUVERY m FUR N[ rO'R E Major Credit Cards Accepted FinanCing Available (O.A.C.) (302)-856-636S (800)-893'0307 Man-Sat: 10 to 6, Sun: 12 to 5 "Dreamtime " Full Reclining Chaise In Unique Leather-Like Fabric Reg, Better Ber' Located on Hwy. 9 at Rt. 30 ( 4 miles East of Georgetown j