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  Welcome to DPI, Your Poultry Information Source
It's hurricane season for the Delmarva Peninsula and Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) is reminding growers to be prepared should a hurricane head their way.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken industry, is urging its members to contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to express concerns about a proposed regulation that will inundate them with paperwork and the time needed to answer government questions.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken industry, held its 51st annual Booster Banquet April 19 in Salisbury, Maryland and recognized 17 persons for outstanding work in or for the chicken industry.
www.dpichicken.org   (402 words)

  
  Delmarva Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by portions of three U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
The border between Maryland and Virginia on the Peninsula is a surveyed line from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pocomoke River and then follows the river to the Chesapeake Bay.
A favorite sight on the Atlantic side of the peninsula is Chincoteague Island of Virginia, which together with Assateague Island of Maryland, is noted for its herd of wild ponies accustomed to the seashore, as described by Marguerite Henry in Misty of Chincoteague.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Delmarva_Peninsula   (714 words)

  
 Critter Corner | Delmarva Fox Squirrel
The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of 10 recognized subspecies of fox squirrels, is endangered but its population is expanding with the help of recovery efforts.
The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel lives in mature woodlots of mixed pine and hardwoods along streams and marshland or near agricultural fields.
Between 1969 and 1971, thirty Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels were relocated to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia and released in the habitat surrounding the historic Assateague Lighthouse.
www.refugenet.org /critter/squirrel.html   (752 words)

  
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Delmarva fox squirrels do sometimes occur in pure loblolly pine stands (30), and some authors have indicated old-growth loblolly pine forests are the preferred habitat of the Delmarva fox squirrel (01,16,24 as cited in 05).
The Delmarva fox squirrel recovery team (1979) believes that the status of the Delmarva fox squirrel could be changed from endangered to threatened if existing suitable habitat is maintained and 10 new colonies are established outside the known range of the Delmarva fox squirrel (as delineated in 1979) (14).
The Delmarva fox squirrel is often found in narrow tree zones along rivers, streams, and bays (04,14), and development (i.e., transportation routes, rural housing areas, industrial areas, recreation areas, and agriculture) of this edge habitat are all factors contributing to habitat loss, and this is detrimental to the Delmarva fox squirrel's existence.
fwie.fw.vt.edu /WWW/esis/lists/e055001.htm   (4216 words)

  
 DETF Mission Statement
The DelMarVa Emergency Task Force (DETF) exists to assist in regional preparedness and planning for hurricanes, tropical storms and nor'easters that could jeopardize the health, safety, welfare and property of citizens on the Delmarva Peninsula, and to promote public awareness, communications and resource management throughout the Delmarva area.
There are five (5) Project Impact communities on the Delmarva Peninsula, whose efforts to mitigate the impact of natural and man-made hazards in their communities are recognized by the members of the DETF and whose participation in the DETF is encouraged: Bethany Beach, Lewes, Milford and Wilmington, Delaware and Cecil County, Maryland.
Since the "big business" of the Delmarva Peninsula during 50% of the hurricane season is tourism, a significant number of people will need to be evacuated in the event of a hurricane threat.
www.sussexcounty.net /detf/mission.html   (358 words)

  
 peninsula --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
peninsula on the northern shore of Molokai island, Hawaii, U.S. Occupying a 5-square-mile (13-square-km) plateau unsuited to agriculture, the peninsula is isolated from the rest of the island by 2,000-foot (600-metre) cliffs.
Of low elevation, the peninsula has infertile soil and is sparsely populated, but the development of the petroleum industry, especially in the 1950s and '60s, gave Paraguaná great economic importance.
peninsula, southern Costa Rica, bounded on the northwest by Coronado Bay, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the Gulf of Dulce.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9276348   (870 words)

  
 Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel Fun Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel is the largest tree squirrel in the western hemisphere and can weigh up to 3 pounds.
Delmarva fox squirrels have shorter, rounder ears and thicker necks than gray squirrels.
Although a forest species, the Delmarva fox squirrel spends most of its time on the ground foraging for food in woodlots and nearby fields.
www.refugenet.org /critter/dfsFacts.html   (119 words)

  
 Delmarva Peninsula -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The border between Maryland and Virginia on the Peninsula is a surveyed line from the Atlantic Ocean to the (Click link for more info and facts about Pocomoke River) Pocomoke River and then follows the river to the Chesapeake Bay.
The land that is currently Delaware was colonized by (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula) Sweden and the (A constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1579; half the country lies below sea level) Netherlands before coming under British control in 1664.
A favorite sight on the Atlantic side of the peninsula is (Click link for more info and facts about Chincoteague) Chincoteague Island of Virginia, which together with Assateague Island of Maryland, is noted for its herd of wild ponies accustomed to the seashore, as described by Marguerite Henry in Misty of Chincoteague.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/delmarva_peninsula.htm   (787 words)

  
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It is estimated that the amount of fresh water available for water supply in one year on the peninsula would be about 1,500 million gallons per day (mgd), of which 90 percent is from deep and surficial ground-water sources.
The streams of the peninsula and ground water in the surficial aquifer are susceptible to contamination from human activities.  Chemicals that are applied to the land surface in quantities greater than can be taken up by vegetation can leach through permeable surficial soils and sediments and contaminate shallow ground water.
Understanding the availability of ground water for irrigation is important for the success of sustainable agriculture on the Delmarva Peninsula.  Irrigation is the second largest user of ground water on the peninsula.  Drinking water follows as the third largest user.
www.doi.gov /ocl/2004/DelmarvaPeninsula.htm   (596 words)

  
 Station Information - Delmarva Peninsula
The Delmarva Peninsula on the east coast of the United States is occupied by portions of three states, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
Bridges across the canal and the Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at the southern tip join the peninsula to the mainland.
Dover, the capital of Delaware, is in the northeast corner, but the peninsula's main commercial center is Salisbury, Maryland, near the center of the peninsula.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/d/de/delmarva_peninsula.html   (116 words)

  
 Peninsula Regional Medical Center: Health Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Peninsula Regional Medical Center of the 21st century is the only tertiary care facility and the most complete Medical Center on the Delmarva Peninsula, providing the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services in the region.
Peninsula Regional is committed to keep expanding and improving services to meet the demands of an ever changing, ever growing, always aging population.
The Delmarva Surgical Center is a partnership between Peninsula Regional and a group of community physicians to free up needed operating room space at the Medical Center and to provide a more cost-effective option for outpatient surgical patients.
www.peninsula.org /prmc/communications/growing.cfm   (1810 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Delmarva Peninsula
A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
The primary Native Americans of the Peninsula prior to the arrival of Europeans were the Assateague, including the Assateague, Transquakin, Choptico, Moteawaughkin, Quequashkecaquick, Hatsawap, Wachetak, Marauqhquaick, and Manaskson.
This is a list of all freight railroad (not streetcar or rapid transit) lines that have been built in the Delmarva Peninsula south of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, and does not deal with ownership changes from one company to another.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Delmarva-Peninsula   (2789 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay Journal: Miles of ditches have altered Delmarva peninsula hydrology - April 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
As settlers arrived on the Delmarva peninsula, much of this land was drained and cleared of its natural vegetation so that the land could be used for agriculture.
What is somewhat unique on the Delmarva, is that not only have the native plant species been replaced (often referred to as land cover change), but the hydrology, or “natural plumbing,” underlying these areas has also been changed in very significant ways.
This has been particularly daunting for the Delmarva peninsula because of the large amounts of animal waste produced by the poultry industry and the excess of phosphorus relative to nitrogen that exists in this source of nutrients when compared to the needs of crops.
www.bayjournal.com /article.cfm?article=2128   (1500 words)

  
 American Farmland Trust: Mid-Atlantic Region: Delmarva Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Comprising Delaware and parts of Maryland and Virginia, agriculture in the Delmarva peninsula generates $507 million each year, an amount nearly double the agricultural revenue produced by all of Maryland ($357 million), and almost as much as the entire state of Virginia ($604 million).
Historically an agricultural asset and haven for wildlife, the peninsula also boasts the largest contiguous block of farmland on the east coast—and that’s why American Farmland Trust is at work on the ground to make sure that Delmarva agriculture remains intact.
In the two Virginia counties, nine Maryland counties and three Delaware counties on the peninsula, AFT conducted Agricultural Industry Profile studies that allowed communities to examine the past and current contributions of agriculture in jobs and revenues.
www.farmland.org /mid_atlantic/delmarva.htm   (246 words)

  
 USGS VA 2000 Project VA119: Delmarva Peninsula Water Quality
The major water-quality issues on the Delmarva Peninsula are contamination of shallow aquifers and in the rivers and estuaries surrounding the Peninsula.
Most of the contamination problems in the estuaries surrounding the Peninsula are attributed to contamination from agricultural chemicals and disposal of sewage from small towns and industries, as well as private septic systems.
Previous NAWQA study on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1987-1991 helped to answer many important questions about the effects of agricultural applications of fertilizers, manure, and pesticides on both ground-water and surface water quality.
va.water.usgs.gov /projects/va119.html   (412 words)

  
 Species Profile for Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Petitions received on the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel.
USFWS Refuges on which the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel is reported.
On September 13, 1984, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel was designated as Experimental Population, Non-Essential in the U.S.A. (DE, Assawoman Wildlife Area in Sussex Co.).
ecos.fws.gov /species_profile/SpeciesProfile?spcode=A00B   (238 words)

  
 Iberian Peninsula --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Pyrenees form a land barrier in the northeast from the rest of Europe, and in the south at Gibraltar the peninsula is separated from North Africa by a narrow strait.
The Pyrenees form an effective land barrier in the northeast from the rest of Europe, and in the south at Gibraltar the peninsula is...
The Italian Peninsula extends from the region of the Po River southward for some 600 miles (960 km); it has a maximum width of 150 miles (240 km).
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9367716   (892 words)

  
 EPA-MAIA - Condition of the Mid-Atlantic Estuaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Delmarva Peninsula: The land separating Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Marsh: A wetland where the dominant vegetation is non-woody plants, such as salt grasses and sedges, as opposed to a swamp, where the dominant vegetation consists of woody plants such as trees and shrubs.
Mid-Atlantic Region: For the purpose of this report this is defined as the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Estuary, and the Delmarva coastal bays.
www.epa.gov /maia/html/es-glossary.html   (2361 words)

  
 Circumnavigation of the Delmarva Peninsula in an old wooden sail boat
The main idea was to circumnavigate the Delmarva Peninsula in an old wooden sail boat.
The Delmarva Peninsula separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
At the northern end the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal cuts through the Delmarva Peninsula to connect the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.
www.irows.ucr.edu /cd/stories/boat/delmarva.htm   (5854 words)

  
 Delmarva Reports
Bachman, L.J., 1994, Hydrologic control of dissolved aluminum in the baseflow of streams on the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware and Maryland, U.S.A.: Washington, D.C., George Washington University, Ph.D. dissertation, 107 p.
Water Quality in the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, 1999-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1228, 31 p.
Hamilton, P.A., Denver, J.M., Phillips, P.J., and Shedlock, R.J., 1993, Water-quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — Effects of agricultural activities on, and distribution of, nitrate and other inorganic constituents in the surficial aquifer: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-40, 87 p.
md.water.usgs.gov /nawqa/podl/Delmarva-Reports.htm   (1064 words)

  
 Delmarva Highways :: Highlighting Highways on the Delmarva Peninsula
Delmarva Highways :: Highlighting Highways on the Delmarva Peninsula
Made up of the State of Delaware, along with the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, the Delmarva Peninsula has a unique and very interesting system of highways and byways.
Delmarva Highways is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, any state or local Government agency.
www.delmarvahighways.com   (334 words)

  
 Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel - Paw-Talk Pets Forum
Endangered Status The Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel, a subspecies of the Eastern Fox Squirrel, is on the U.S. Endangered Species List.
Logging practices have altered this type of habitat in the fox squirrel's range, either by changing the nature of the canopy or the understory, or by replacing mixed stands with same-species plantings.
Once the Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel loses its own habitat, it must compete with the Gray Squirrel for food and nesting habitat.
www.paw-talk.net /forums/showthread.php?t=2893   (259 words)

  
 Ocean City Golf - Despite recent rains, dry conditions persist on Delmarva Peninsula
Golf courses on the Delmarva Peninsula have had to keep the water running this summer.
Peninsula residents are encouraged to take voluntary steps to reduce their water use by 10 percent.
The Peninsula also has an abundance of farmers who are experiencing one of the worst dry spells since the mid 1960s.
www.ocgolf.com /article.php/68   (777 words)

  
 Delmarva Abstracts
Koterba, M.T., Bachman, L.J., Banks, W.S.L., and Connor, B.F., 1990, Quality assurance in regional ground-water-quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia [abs.], Lexington, Ky., Proceedings of the University of Kentucky on Urban Non-Point Pollution and Stormwater Management Symposium, July 22 – 24, 1990, University of Kentucky, p.221.
Shedlock, R.J., Hamilton, P.A., Denver, J.M., and Phillips, P.J., 1993, Multiscale approach to ground-water-quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia [abs]: EOS, Transactions for the American Geophysical Union, vol.
Shedlock, R.J., Phillips, P.J., Bachman, L.J., Hamilton, P.A., and Denver, J.M., 1991, Effects of wetlands on regional water-quality patterns in the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia [abs.]: Ann Arbor, Mich., Collected abstracts of the 1991 Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting.
md.water.usgs.gov /nawqa/podl/Delmarva-Abstracts.htm   (903 words)

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