Wetlands Institute Faces Critical Challenges to Wetland Habitats Climate Change, Rising Sea Levels, Loss of Biodiversity and Wetlands Stone Harbor, NJ, – As a regional leader in wetlands conservation for almost 50 years, The Wetlands Institute located outside of Stone Harbor, NJ, remains at the forefront of vital wetlands research and education as it faces […]

By Dr. Lenore Tedesco A new addition to the research and education programs at the Institute is the installation of live video cameras. Three cameras are mounted on the tower and provide beautiful views of the marsh. They supplement the osprey nest cam and allowed us to observe our fledgling osprey Chance until she ultimately […]

Our volunteers give of themselves and bring with them their skills, abilities, and compassion and ask for nothing in return. Their commitment to the Institute is an inspiration to all of us. We recently held a celebration to thank these individuals. Several of our volunteers helped at the front desk or with special events. Others […]

  Dr. Lenore Tedesco, our Executive Director has been selected as Stone Harbor’s Citizen of the Year. At its Fall General Membership meeting on Saturday, September 12, Stone Harbor Property Owners Association President Jeff Alderton provided the following comments: “Dr Tedesco is an absolutely dedicated professional in the areas of Marine Geology and Geophysics. Her […]

The reTURN the Favor program works to make the beaches of New Jersey safer for the thousands of horseshoe crabs that spawn annually between May and July on the Delaware Bayshore. Many of these crabs die by becoming overturned by wave action, or upon being caught in natural or manmade structures such as jetties or […]

This summer we monitored and banded American Oystercatchers on Stone Harbor Point and in the marshes behind The Wetlands Institute. We banded 11 young oystercatchers to understand the big picture of migration and survival. One of the banded young birds, A22, continues to be seen at Stone Harbor Point. Young birds can be distinguished by […]

Press Release Stone Harbor, New Jersey – The Wetlands Institute has been awarded a $24,900 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF). The conservation grant recognizes The Wetlands Institute’s efforts to study and conserve diamondback terrapin populations in southern New Jersey. “The support of the Disney Conservation Fund is invaluable to the Institute’s long-term efforts […]

Lee Harp stepped up to serve The Wetlands Institute hours after it was dedicated and has served with passion and dedication ever since. Lee retired from the Board of Trustees in October and he will be sorely missed. Mr. Harp is an environmental attorney who spent his career with Archer & Greiner. Lee served on […]

Russia-USA Wetland Center Exchange Program Open House at The Wetlands Institute Stone Harbor, NJ – The Wetlands Institute is excited to invite members of our community to an Open House event on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:30pm, at The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard in Stone Harbor. This event is an opportunity for […]

Stone Harbor, NJ –The Wetlands Institute proudly presents its 3rd Annual Fall Migration Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2015, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.  Join the Institute’s staff, community partners and volunteers as we highlight the amazing diversity of wildlife passing through the Cape May Peninsula during their migration. Learn about the Institute’s expanded […]

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