An oil slick of still unknown origins washed onto the Delaware and Maryland shores last week. Sea Colony’s beach closed Monday, 10/26, because of the potential threat to people as well as pets.
While Sea Colony’s Maintenance Department was ready to assist, Delaware’s Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and other government agencies have oversight responsibility with specific protocol implementations, including cleaning the beach of oily debris by hand. After picking up tar balls Wednesday, 10/28, on the Sea Colony beach, Maintenance Dept. staff combed the beach with their equipment. There may be future cleanups by government agencies, so the beach remains closed. We will advise when Sea Colony’s beach can reopen.
For more details from the State of Delaware, go to: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/10/28/cleanup-operation-extends-from-upper-delaware-bay-to-ocean-city-md/