Community Exchange Workshop

The inaugural Community Exchange Workshop was held at UD’s Carvel Research & Education Center in Georgetown on March 12, 2015.  Nearly 50 people attended, including municipal representatives, environmental/engineering consultants, resource managers, and elected officials.

The workshop featured a number of successful environmental projects from the towns of Greenwood, Georgetown, Laurel, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, and the City of Seaford as well as Bowers Beach.  Panelists from a number of state and federal agencies also presented information about project funding opportunities.

Following is the final AGENDA and some of the presentations that were offered:

PDF icon Sussex County Community Exchange-Final Agenda_12 March 2015.pdf

Laurel Waterfront Redevelopment Ed Lewandowski, University of Delaware, and Don Phillips/Brian Shannon, Laurel Redevelopment Corporation

Fenwick Island Home Elevation Merritt Burke IV, Town Manager

Bowers Beach Flood Mitigation Former Mayor Ronald Hunsicker

Flood Mitigation Best Practices Michael Powell, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship

Georgetown Vaughn Tax Ditch Gene Dvornick, Town Manager

Greenwood Cart Branch Restoration Sara Esposito, Environmental Engineer, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship

Seaford-Virginia Avenue Flood Mitigation Charles Anderson, City of Seaford, and David Baird, Sussex Conservation District

South Bethany Stormwater Retrofits Chris Bason, Center for the Inland Bays, and George Junkin, South Bethany

State Water Programs OverviewFrank Piorko, Director, Division of Watershed Stewardship

Water Quality and Nonpoint Source Grants Robert Palmer, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship

Surface Water Planning Grants James Sullivan, DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship

State Revolving Fund Programs Terry Deputy, DNREC Financial Assistance Branch