Waterways Infrastructure & Investment Network

Our Objectives


An appraisal of the area’s natural resources to understand community benefits and economic returns.


Analysis that will identify community assets and natural resources at risk of flooding, sea level rise, and land use change.


Stakeholder-led vision that identifies ecotourism and nature-based investments that will promote the economic and coastal resilience of the area.

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photo by Tony Pratt

We want to hear from you!
What do you value about the Mispillion River, Cedar Creek and other natural resources surrounding Milford and Slaughter Beach?

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Mispillion River & Cedar Creek Watershed Resources

The Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds are home to some of the region’s most vital natural resources and last remaining large tracts of undisturbed land in Delaware. They are located within an internationally recognized flyway for migrating birds and one of the most productive horseshoe crab spawning areas in the world. The area is under pressure from the impacts of changing environmental conditions, which has increased the risk of flooding in Slaughter Beach and Milford.

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WIIN in the News

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A coalition of RASCL partners and stakeholders known as the Waterways Infrastructure and Investment Network (WIIN) was awarded grant funding to create a stakeholder-led investment strategy to benefit the local economies and coastal resilience of Slaughter Beach and the City of Milford.

Funding is provided by the National Coastal Resilience Fund through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Pew Charitable Trusts.