October 2018 - Groynes and Jetties


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This month’s Sea Talk explains how coastal communities use structures built perpendicular to the shore to address beach erosion and the explains how they have both intended and unintended consequences. Learn more by watching this month’s video.

October is also National Seafood Month! Watch the National Sea Grant Program’s Pinterest page for recipes and learn about the national efforts to promote sustainable seafood and aquaculture at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Our-Work/SFA

Notable Dates:

7 – Coast Day — The annual open house of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, home to Delaware Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Service and the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. With seafood, music, lectures, children’s activities and more, Coast Day is a family-friendly event with something for everyone.

13 – Leipsic Oyster Festival — After its wildly popular inaugural event last year, Leipsic is hosting its second annual oyster festival from 11 to 5:30. This small town on the Delaware Bay is home to commercial fishing and lies just outside Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

20 – Trick or “Treet” — Delaware Sea Grant partner the Center for the Inland Bays is hosting a Halloween-themed tree planting and celebration in Frankford. Sign up at eventbrite.

Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven