OCEAN VIEW -- More than 50 volunteers including local Cub Scout and Brownie troops helped the Center for the Inland Bays reforest 18 acres of the James Farm, the center's ecological preserve on the Indian River Bay on Cedar Neck Road near Ocean View.
Armed with shovels and spades, the volunteers planted nearly 750 trees and shrubs in a few hours on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, including Northern Red Oak, several varieties of Pine, and Bayberry bushes.
The James Farm is owned by Sussex County and leased to the Center for the Inland Bays. It includes public walking trails to an observation platform overlooking Indian River Bay and a boardwalk to a small beach where many species of birds rest and feed.
Photos: Volunteers march to the planting site (right). Below, a father and daughter team up to dig a hole (left) and Richard McCorkle of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service explains planting procedures to the volunteers.