July 7, 2020
Delaware's Presidential Primary is TODAY (July 7th); Selected polling places are open until 8:00 p.m.
Delaware's Presidential Primary is TODAY (July 7).

All registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible to vote in the contest.

Sussex County residents who have not already voted by mail can cast their ballots at any of the polling places listed in this email until 8 p.m.  

Additional information on the Presidential Primary can be found by clicking here .
FREE COVID-19 testing event this week in Sussex County
Holts Landing State Park's FREE Summer Concert Schedule
Local community among those receiving Urban Forestry Grant
The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Grant Program has awarded more than $31,000 to fund nine community tree projects, including one in our area. 

The program offers up to $5,000 in annual competitive matching grants for projects on public land and community open space, and grants are available to all municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofit organizations in the First State. The community of Forest Landing, located about three miles west of South Bethany, received $1,739 under the program.

For more information, contact Urban and Community Forestry Program Director Kesha Braunskill at kesha.braunskill@delaware.gov.

(In photo: Urban forestry director Kesha Braunskill (at right) met with residents at Forest Landing to discuss their tree project, which ultimately received a matching grant.)
DNREC News: Delaware Coastal Cleanup--with precautions--set for September 12 to help keep Delaware litter free
Volunteers are encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.  

For the 2020 event, precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of cleanup participants, who are spread out across 40 to 50 locations throughout the state, working outside and generally in groups no bigger than 10 to 15. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, planning for this year’s event covers a wide range of contingencies, including possible cancellation, with decisions to be based on the most current coronavirus conditions.

Volunteer registration will be posted online at https://de.gov/coastalcleanup Aug. 1. Groups of 10 or more are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing DNREC_Coastal_Cleanup@delaware.gov .
To contact Ron: Ronald.Gray@delaware.gov