Information and Resources
Letter from the City of Salisbury to Perdue Farms Inc. Once again, the company’s slaughterhouse had piped too much pollution into the city’s waste water treatment plant. (Washington Post, August 2, 1999. Second of three-article series)
Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law)
The highways running east from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the beaches of the Atlantic offer mere glimpses of the Eastern Shore’s vast poultry enterprise. (Washington Post, August 1, 1999 First of a three-article series)
Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA)
Two years after the toxic microbe, Pfiesteria piscicida, emerged in Chesapeake Bay tributaries, bringing attention to the chicken farms that dominate Eastern Shore fields, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have all adopted laws aimed at preventing chicken manure from fouling water. (Washington Post, August 3, 1999. Last of three article series)
State and Local Government
- County Links for Delaware
- Delaware Air Quality Management
- Delaware Department of Agriculture – Includes a listing of laws and regulations, farmers’ markets, enforcement and consumer information.
- Delaware Department Natural Resources
- Delaware Nutrient Management Law
- Delaware Nutrient Management Program
- Delaware Water Quality Control Division
The Delaware Riverkeeper and Delaware Riverkeeper Network work throughout the Delaware’s entire 13,539 square mile watershed, which includes portions of NY, NJ, PA and DE. Programs include a watershed-wide advocacy program; a River Resources Law Clinic enforcing environmental laws in the watershed; taking a stance on regional and local issues that threaten water quality; a tributary task force initiative designed to organize and strengthen local communities working to protect local streams; restoration projects organizing volunteers to restore eroded streambanks using bio-engineering techniques; a volunteer monitoring program with sites along the entire length of the River; pollution hotlines; and student intern opportunities.