We are in need of volunteers to help plant native plants for habitat in the exterior gardens at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary on Friday June 20th – 9am to 12pm. Other tasks will include light weeding, and shrub pruning. Bring gloves and shovels if you have them. Volunteer should dress to garden and wear closed toed shoes. […]



Salt Marsh Planting Day Tuesday, June 3 •  9am to 2pm Help The Wetlands Institute’s staff replant areas of the marsh impacted by the construction of the new walkway. Join us June 3 and help us as we plant 1,500 plugs of Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) in damaged areas. Although most of the marsh vegetation is […]



During the months of May and June, eat at Lucky Bones Backwater Grille in Cape May and mention this promotion. They will donate 10% of your purchase to The Wetlands Institute. More information



The Wetlands Institute is proud to be the official State of New Jersey site for Junior Duck Stamp entries and judging.  Nearly 175 young artists from all over New Jersey entered their artwork in the 2014 competition which will be judged on Monday March 31, at The Wetlands Institute. All of the entries are beautiful […]



  Hurricane Sandy was devastating, but it also presented The Wetlands Institute with amazing opportunities to rebuild and improve. Our new dock was reopened in September and it is truly built better than before. The next phase of improvements – a new 720 foot long elevated marsh walkway with new research and education stations is […]



The next phase of Hurricane Sandy recovery is officially underway! The old marsh walkway which was built in 1987, has been removed and work on the new structure is soon to begin.  The newly designed elevated walkway, in a much better location, with new research and education stations. It will give visitors unparalleled access to the […]



Join Friends of Cape May NWR for a free Wildlife Interpretation Workshop on Jan. 9, 7-9 pm, at The Wetlands Institute in StoneHarbor.  This workshop is designed for anyone who is involved in helping others learn more about nature: volunteer walk leaders, environmental educators, nature program developers, science teachers, home school families, docents, and the […]



The Wetlands Institute is collecting new, unwrapped toys as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  Your donations will be delivered to less fortunate youngsters in Cape May County. More information



When you Keep the Cheer Here, we all win!   First, you support our mission.  Then, you support our community.  But that’s not it!  You can also enter for a chance to win $500 in gift cards (see details). Dollars spent at local businesses have three times the impact on our community and simultaneously creates jobs, […]



Dear Friends, This year many shore communities were rebounding from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Our beaches and wetland ecosystems were no different. And The Wetlands Institute rebuilt and rebounded as well – and we continue to rebuild to be better than before.  There is so much more to do. At this defining moment, as […]




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