Interview with Bill Pilecki
Mike Finney of the Dover Post and the Milford Beacon Interviewed Bill Pilecki the President of the Milford Aquarium. This is from the April 1, 2015 edition.
Pilecki and the board’s vision is to bring a regional sized aquarium to Delaware and the City of Milford. It will be an entertainment and educational destination for tourists and Delmarva families.
We also expect to provide a comprehensive education program that will encourage students to develop independent learning skills.
The facility will be used for catering functions and corporate events during the year.
We are currently raising funds ($46,000) for the purchase a comprehensive business plan. This will be needed to move forward with the acquisition of a building site. The City of Milford offered to provide $23,000 in matching funds to help move the project forward. Kent County also provided $3,000 in matching funds for the same purpose. We have recently received donations from Redner’s wholesale markets, Dr. Steven Alban DDS, Artisans’ Bank, Milford Walmart and Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. We are currently waiting for the results of three other grant requests.