Downtown Seaford Comes To Life For Naticoke Riverfest - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Downtown Seaford Comes To Life For Naticoke Riverfest

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SEAFORD, Del. - Downtown Seaford was packed Saturday for the 20th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, families were out enjoying the weather, games, and food at the summertime staple.

Among the vendors, officials from DNREC and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, who in a recent report, gave the river a C+ grade.

"The major issues in the Nanticoke river are still nitrogen. Nitrogen polLution it comes from home owner lawns, fertilizer, septic tanks," says Shelly Baird, Executive Director of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance.

While it could take years to bring the Nanticoke's grade up to an A, reps from the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance say there are things homeowners can do to help speed up the process, like installing rain gardens, and rain barrels to decrease runoff.

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