NJDEP and Conservation Groups Create New Program to Help Horseshoe Crabs The Wetlands Institute, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of N.J., and the Manomet Center for Conservations Sciences, in cooperation with The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, have launched a new program to help recover horseshoe crabs populations in the state. The program, “Re-turn the Favor,” [...]
In a race against the clock, the Wetlands Institute, American Littoral Society and Middle Township, along with a committed group of conservation partners, will restore prime horseshoe crab and shorebird habitat destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on the Delaware Bayshore in time for this spring’s horseshoe crab spawning and shorebird migration season. In a rapid assessment [...]
The Wetlands Institute is proud to announce its lineup of special events and community programs for 2013. The events and programs of the Wetlands Institute focus on education and outreach and aim to teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems using the surrounding marsh, beach, and Delaware Bay as the [...]
The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Brooke Knapick as the new Director of Educational Program Development. Brooke joins the Wetlands Institute staff in mid-January and brings a wealth of experience in both environmental and science education. The Wetlands Institute is re-launching its education program with strong emphasis on experiential and inquiry-based [...]
The Wetlands Institute has been awarded a grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) for its Jersey Shore Terrapin Conservation Project.
On Saturday, March 17, about 40 people gathered at the Wetlands Institute to become official volunteers for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, based in Brigantine, NJ.
Young artists with an interest in waterfowl can enter their artwork in the 2012 Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition at the Wetlands Institute.
Federal and New Jersey Fish and Wildlife agents have, for the past decade, been racing to buy wetlands and nearby high ground surrounding existing refuges to ensure that rising sea levels won’t turn these wildlife-rich areas into barren islands.
Lenore Tedesco, the Wetlands Institute’s new Executive Director, said she plans to expand the Institute’s scientific reach from its sprawling grounds on Stone Harbor Boulevard.
The red knot, a small shorebird whose 10,000-mile migration brings it to Delaware Bay each spring, has been designated an endangered species in New Jersey, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday.