Desktop Calendar Wallpaper - September 2014
Fishing Boats in Leipsic River
The tide comes in, and the tide goes out—it’s a continual process. For most of that time, the water moves quickly with a strong current. However, at slack tide, which occurs approximately one hour after high tide and low tide, the water moves at its slowest speed. Some anglers suggest that this is the best time to catch fish—it is easier for fish to feed when they don’t have to fight the water current. So before you get that rod and reel in hand, be sure and check the tide tables. If this timing doesn’t fit your schedule, all is not lost. Areas where there is a drop-off in the bottom of the ocean or bay also create areas of still water where fish can more easily feed.
1-30 – National Preparedness Month – This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare!” Consider making a family emergency communication plan. Register your preparedness actions by visiting www.ready.gov/prepare.
1 – Labor Day – September is a great time to enjoy a swim as ocean temperatures are peaking. The ocean maintains temperatures very well, actually helping to keep our coast cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter.
21 – International Coastal Clean-up Day — Ten tons of trash and debris were removed from our coast by committed volunteers in 2012. Find out how to participate this year.
23 – Autumnal Equinox — first day of autumn— Signals the end of the summer, when the sun moves across the celestial equator on its journey southward, and nights become as long as days.
24 – Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year begins at sundown.
27 – National Estuaries Day — Got mud? There’s plenty in the Delaware Estuary. Take time today to learn more about why researchers are studying it.
30 – Beacon extinguished — In 1924 the Cape Henlopen Light was lit for the last time. The lighthouse later fell victim to beach erosion and crumbled into the Atlantic in 1926. Learn more about the coastal processes that claimed this landmark.
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