Bowers Beach has many events and of course, our beautiful sandy beach. Please be careful and watch where you are walking. Since past storms destroyed a lot of the beachfront dunes and protection, efforts are being made to restore some of the dunes and sea grass. Please respect our beautiful beach. Feel free to walk/fish on our new jetty. Please do not start camp fires on the jetty and leave the rocks in place as these are part of the overall construction of the jetty. Always bring extra bags to pick up your trash (and bring it with you), keep your dogs leashed at all times (it’s the law). Pick up after them if they have an accident on the beach or the parking lots. Please do not litter. Let’s all work together to keep Bowers Beach “Delaware’s Best Kept Secret”. Are you AWARE? “With the arrival of summer, […]
Tides, Weather & Local Knowledge (Town of Bowers Tide Charts)
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
US Harbors Bowers Beach tide chart Also you can get all of these on your phone: Open usharbors.com in a browser on any smartphone to enjoy their mobile -optimized website.
NO DOGS ON THE BEACH MAY 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 30TH
Date Posted: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
We are looking forward to all the visitors as Spring/Summer approach. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT WE FOLLOW Title 7, Chapter 17, CONCERNING DOGS ON THE BEACH § 1702 Dogs on state coastal beaches. Whoever, being the owner, possessor, harborer or custodian of any dog, allows such dog to be upon the designated swimming or sunbathing area of a state coastal beach strand at any time between May 1 and September 30, inclusive, of any year, except when such dog is on said property on behalf of a law enforcement agency or a blind person, as defined in § 2101 of Title 31, is guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $50. For each subsequent offense, the person shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $100. “Coastal beach strand” shall mean all that coastal real property […]
DNREC Mosquito Control urges property owners to ‘Look About, Dump It Out!’
Date Posted: Monday, May 1st, 2017
DOVER (April 27, 2017) – Through a new public awareness campaign beginning today, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section urges residential and business property owners throughout the state to empty all standing water sources, large and small, to reduce mosquito-breeding habitat on their properties. The “Look About, Dump It Out!” campaign will be featured in television and radio public service announcements, billboards and public outreach. “Any standing water left for four or more consecutive days has the potential to breed mosquitoes, whether it’s in the bottom of a boat or a bottle cap, and it needs to be drained to help eliminate breeding habitat and reduce mosquito populations. That’s our message in ‘Look About, Dump It Out,’” said Mosquito Control Administrator Dr. William Meredith. “With mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus already established in Delaware and the possibility of Zika virus occurring in the local mosquito […]
Town of Bowers Ospreys are Back!
Date Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017
Our Osprey pair are back working hard on building a new nest on the Bowers coasty light tower just as you enter town. You can follow other pairs of Ospreys at osprey-watch.org web site. To check out OUR Ospreys, you can go here to see the specifics of this nest. http://www.osprey-watch.org/nests/6084
Where are the Wetlands in and around the Town of Bowers?
Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Delaware is a state in which 25% of all of it’s land area is made up of wetlands, and freshwater wetlands are the largest category, making up roughly 75% of all wetlands in Delaware. It’s possible that no matter where you are in Delaware, you are no more than a mile away from a wetland. How can you find out if you have them on your property? http://wmap.blogs.delaware.gov/2017/03/13/where-are-wetlands/ to read more… OR jump directly to the Wetland Toobox and do a search for your property to see if YOU have any wetlands on or near your property. Try it out. It’s pretty cool. 🙂
DNREC urges motorists to watch out for deer crossing roadways, especially at dusk
Date Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016
Bowers residents – please read. There are deer that cross Main St. to and from the marsh and fields on a regular basis. SLOW DOWN. Please follow the speed limits. From DNREC: DOVER (Oct. 28, 2016) – With shorter days ahead – especially after the change Nov. 6 from Daylight Savings back to Standard Time – and more 9-to-5 workers driving home at dusk, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds all Delaware motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways. “At the end of our work day, as we’re heading home, deer are just beginning their peak movement time,” said Emily Boyd, Division of Fish & Wildlife deer biologist. “From dusk to midnight and within a few hours of sunrise are when motorists need to be especially alert and watch for deer on the road.” Read more here.. http://news.delaware.gov/2016/10/28/dnrec-urges-motorists-to-watch-out-for-deer-crossing-roadways-especially-at-dusk/
Town of Bowers Beach Osprey Watch
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Our little Town of Bowers has a returning pair of Ospreys high up on the Murderkill Range Rear Light tower (just as you enter Bowers Beach….look up!) (There is another nest on the utility pole located outside of the Town of Bowers – off Bower’s Beach Rd. and Old Bower’s Beach Rd.) You can go to the Osprey Watch website to see lots of Osprey watching. It is an excellent web site to keep up-to-date on how your favorite nest is doing! Murderkill Range Rear Light tower nest: http://www.osprey-watch.org/nests/6084 Utility pole nest outside of the Town of Bowers: http://www.osprey-watch.org/nests/6228 TIP: If you scroll down once you are on that page, you can see current pics and the “Nesting Diaries” with lots of information on these nesting pair(s). Here is a Google street view of the : http://tinyurl.com/hjblmx3 Also, check this out… Get a live, streaming look at the […]
Voting in Delaware Elections
Date Posted: Friday, March 25th, 2016
Go can go to the Delaware voter portal by clicking on the image below.. League of Women Voters of Delaware – 2016 Voting and Elections Calendar
Have You Lost or Found a Pet?
Date Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016
Delaware Animal Services website – https://animalservices.delaware.gov/ Delaware Animal Services is a section of the Office of Animal Welfare that promotes and works to ensure the health and safety of animals, people and the community. Our lost and found service gives the public a centralized resource for reuniting people with their lost pets. Some more helpful information: ASCPA ASPCA Phone APP – http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/aspca-mobile-app ASPCA Poison Control Information for Pets – http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control Red Cross First Aid for Pets App – http://www.redcross.org/mobile -apps/pet Center for Lost Pets Website – http://www.thecenterforlostpets.com/advice.aspx Delaware Office of Animal Welfare – http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/oaw/oawhome.html