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CDC Suggestions for a Safe Halloween

10/24/2020 by US Harbors

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to… SEE MORE

King Tides and Sea-level Rise are Flooding Communities Along the East Coast

10/21/2020 by US Harbors

By Matthew Cappucci. Despite tranquil weather to start this week, flooding has affected coastal communities from the Florida Keys to Maine. Long stretches of shoreline along the East Coast were inundated, water levels running a foot or more above normal. The swollen sea temporarily claimed streets, parking lots and public… SEE MORE

Coast Guard, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources Overseeing Cleanup of Oil on Broadkill Beach

10/21/2020 by US Harbors

The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are responding to, and overseeing the cleanup of oil patties that washed ashore on Broadkill Beach, Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a relayed call made by DNREC to the Coast Guard National Response Center… SEE MORE

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

CARES Act Funding Available for Maryland Fishing Industry

10/21/2020 by US Harbors

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced applications will be available Nov. 4 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application will be available to eligible… SEE MORE

News from Our Coasts: October 2020

10/16/2020 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR OCTOBER News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month We celebrated the second annual Harbormaster Appreciation Day on October 8th with a virtual meeting featuring Harbormasters from across the country and representatives from two of our sponsors… SEE MORE

Rehoboth Introduces Fats, Oils and Grease Ordinance

10/14/2020 by US Harbors

By Chris Flood. Looking to keep the city’s stormwater system as clean as possible, Rehoboth Beach has introduced an ordinance increasing the responsibility of restaurants to maintain equipment and to keep better records of disposal. Introduced during a commissioner workshop Oct. 5, the ordinance takes aim at the disposal of… SEE MORE

Long Island Sound Report Card: Region’s Bays Range from A to D-

10/14/2020 by US Harbors

By Kimberly Drelich. The eastern basin of Long Island Sound ranks high for water quality, as it benefits from lower population density in the region and natural tidal flushing from the ocean, according to the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card released this past week by Save the Sound. The eastern… SEE MORE

How High Water Levels Could Impact You

10/8/2020 by US Harbors

The Great Lakes are at their highest levels in more than 30 years, and that means people need to be aware of increased safety concerns when swimming and boating, potential property damage along shorelines, submerged docks and piers and other concerns. Higher waters can cause stronger, faster currents (especially around river outlets… SEE MORE

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan Bill to Clean Up Marine Debris

10/8/2020 by US Harbors

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation led by House Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK) along with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to strengthen the federal response to marine debris. Save Our Seas 2.0 –… SEE MORE

The Boston Whaler has become a boating icon.Line up of Boston Whalers at Maine's Boston Whaler Rendezvous, new and old.There will be some dock space for Whalers to arrive by water.

5 Tips for a Safe Boating Season

10/7/2020 by US Harbors

Other than the colors of trees and cooler temperatures, what’s different about boating in the fall? A lot, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, especially when it comes your safety aboard. One big issue is there are fewer boats – often the quickest pathway to a rescue… SEE MORE


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