The 2018 Annual Meeting was held  on  Sat June 23 at South Coastal Library with a large turnout of approximately 80 people

Click here to see the Presidents Report on Behalf of the Board, It includes the meeting agenda, comments on transitions within the BBLA Board, as well as significant activities in the past year in each of BBLA's four major purposes. Members approved the bylaws change and elected the following as BBLA officers: President-Pat McGuire; Vice President-Kathy Sierra; Treasurer-Susan Fried; Recording Secretary- Mary Louise Embrey; Membership Secretary-Tracy Mulligan.


Members received presentations on beach replenishment and on Tidal and Rainwater Flooding.  Click here for the presentation from Charlii Miller of ECSI on Tidal and Rainwater Flooding in Bethany Beach.



Beach replenishment to begin May 25, 2018 in Bethany Beach, last 28 days.

Great Lakes Dredging Company, (working for the Army Corp of Engineers) has advised the town they expect to start on May 25, and be completed with the Bethany Beach portion within 28 days.  They will work from North to South and will provide the town with daily updates. The Town plans to fly the drone above the beach and provide updated information on the Town website on a regular basis during the replenishment.  See the attached links for more detail



Background information on Flooding in Bethany Beach


BBLA Members received a presentation on Tidal and Rainwater Flooding at the 2018 annual meeting. Click here


The Army Corps of Engineers did a study on the “viability of implementing flood risk management solutions for the tidal and coastal storm flooding problems that occur with the Town of Bethany Beach Delaware.".  It is our understanding that the Town has its engineer reviewing the study. Click here for the study


Here is basic information from the Town on flooding, -posted in 2010 and still useful.




Bethany Beach enacts an ordinance placing restrictions on tents and canopies on the beach.  

“The ordinance allows standard size umbrellas and so-called baby tents as the only shading devices allowed on the beach in Bethany Beach. The ordinance would prohibit all other shading devices including, but not limited to, cabanas, canopies, pavilions, sportsbrellas, tarps, tents or similar devices or any materials mounted on supports.

The Town will be enforcing this restriction on tents and canopies this summer. But because this is a new ordinance, people erecting a prohibited tent or canopy on the beach will simply be asked to take the device down and will not be cited if they comply with the request.”

Click here for more information.