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Planting for Nature: The Stone Harbor Wildflower Meadow

by Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director The triangle near 118th St between 3rd Ave and Dune Drive has been transformed into an oasis for butterflies, songbirds, hummingbirds, and pollinators of all types. Thanks to a collaboration between the Borough of Stone Harbor’s...

Volunteers Rescue Thousands of Stranded Horseshoe Crabs

by Allison Anholt, Research Scientist Extra high tides during the new moon in May, combined with warm water temperatures and high sustained winds caused mass strandings of spawning horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay over Memorial Day weekend. The water overflowed the...

Connections to Stone Harbor and The Wetlands Institute

by Dr. Dottie Ives-Dewey, Trustee My family’s roots in Stone Harbor and Cape May County date back generations to when my maternal grandparents, Hugh and Dorothy Grove, purchased their house on 104th street. Some of my earliest memories include trips to the shore with...

Marsh Musings – Summer 2017

by Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director The season has turned and the meadows, beaches – and island – have awakened from their winter slumber. The Wetlands Institute has shifted gears too and the chorus of resident birds in the marsh that welcomes me to work every...

Share the Beach with Nesting Birds

by Allison Anholt The beaches of Seven Mile Island are beautiful beaches. Characterized by tall dunes, shells galore, and nice swimming opportunities, they are attractive to people as well as many species of nesting birds. We are lucky to share our beaches with some...

Welcome Haley Faith!

I joined the Wetlands family in April as the new Outreach Coordinator. I graduated from Stockton University in 2013, with a BS in Marine Science, and a concentration in Marine Biology. While in college, I started my marine biology career as an aquaculturist. From...

The Wetlands Institute Receives Disney Conservation Grant

Stone Harbor, NJ, May 4, 2017 – The Wetlands Institute has been awarded a $23,700 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) as a part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of at-risk wildlife around the world. The conservation grant recognizes The Wetlands...

My Wetlands Story

by Lois Hamilton, Trustee Did you ever walk into a place and think to yourself… I feel energized here? From the very first time I walked through the double doors of The Wetlands Institute more than 30 years ago, my curiosity was piqued and I knew this was going to...

Octo Antics

by Samantha Sorbello The common octopus is one of the more interesting inhabitants of our local waters. Typically found offshore, these animals are often caught as bycatch by commercial fishermen. Both in the wild and in captivity, octopus are masters of disguise...

Giving Back: My Adventures as an Institute Volunteer

by Jan Zimmerman One of the many nice things about retirement at the shore is having time to do something besides work! Having brought my children to The Wetland’s during summer vacations years ago, and as a lover of the seashore environment, volunteering with The...