Issues/Action Items Corner


Please review Homeowner Best Practices for Effective Drainage and Flood Mitigation for tips on how to protect your property from water damages.


Please call 302-539-1000 to report safety issues on the beach


BBLA Sends Governor Carney a Letter Encouraging DE Participation in the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study:

    • In response to membership concerns regarding protection of the beach environment from future storms, BBLA implored the Governor to take advantage of the Army Corps of Engineers current study.
    • After the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Corps reached out to States with coastal communities to work with them in developing programs and projects that would help build resilience to storms. 
    • BBLA stressed the value to be achieved from the study participation (proactive/reactive mitigation plans, post-event remediation funding) for the coastal towns.
    • Ten states and the District of Columbia were invited to study participants - DE has yet to sign-on.




Want to Know More About Offshore Wind Farms? 

The BBLA Board of Directors is exploring multiple components of this topic to provide objective information for BBLA members.  For an in-depth description of the various aspects related to wind power projects and links to numerous reliable resources, click here.

BBLA Purpose and Communications Corner

BBLA provides this “Corner” to state the purpose of BBLA and share current information with members through ongoing communications with Town Officials and review of issues affecting Bethany Beach. For current issues of BBLA publications, Current BBLA Beach News & BBLA Newsletter:
What’s BBLA All About?:  
❖ Originally organized in 1969 to help Bethany Beach property owners maintain awareness of public matters affecting their interests and take necessary action to protect property owners’ interests

❖ Association Bylaws allow for charitable, educational, and civic work for the improvement of the Town of Bethany Beach

❖ Association is a 501(c) 4 organization with approximately 1,400 members 

❖ BBLA Beach News ➢ Issued on a regular - as needed - basis to members via email

❖ BBLA Newsletter  ➢ Issued 2-3 times/year - provides members with in-depth coverage of current issues/topics related to Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas

Environmental Corner (EC)

BBLA provides this “Corner” for educational and awareness purposes. Click here to request the BBLA to cover specific topics.

This “Corner” of the BBLA website provides basic information on environmental resources (fish, wildlife, plants, landforms, etc.), highlights issues and challenges, and talks about opportunities to preserve, protect, and restore the special environment in and around BB. Web links are provided, when possible, so readers can delve deeper and learn more. 


Read the lastest work of Sussex County to update coastal wetlands ordinances


Read EC # 1:  “What is a Wetland?”

Read EC # 2:  "What is a Dune?"

❖ Read EC # 3:  “What is the Salt Pond?” 

❖ Read EC # 4:  “What Would You Like to Know About the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins?”

❖ Read EC # 5:  "Did You Know Bald Eagles are Soaring in BB?"

❖ Read EC # 6:  "Have You Seen the Hummingbirds of BB?"

❖ Read EC # 7:  "What are Phragmites and Why Should I Care?"

❖ Read EC # 8:  "Bethany Beach Firefly (Photuris bethaniensis):  Much More Than a DE Music Festival"

Impact on BB

BBLA provides this “Corner” to keep members updated on COVID-19 issues related to the Town of Bethany Beach


❖ DE Universal Indoor Mask Mandate in effect since 1/11/22 - Read Gov. Carney's Declaration & Revisions
❖ DE Div. of Public Health Vaccination Record Tool
People vaccinated in DE can now have access to a QR code when downloading their COVID-19 vaccination record

❖ Keep up with the Town of Bethany Beach ongoing procedures  

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