The Wetlands Institute http://wetlandsinstitute.org Promoting appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, education & conservation Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:54:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Home Improvements for Purple Martins and Tree Swallows http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/home-improvements-for-purple-martins-and-tree-swallows/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/home-improvements-for-purple-martins-and-tree-swallows/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:49:22 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14474 Purple martins are a small, beautifully-colored swallow that scoops up airborne insects as they fly about. In spring, martins visit us to nest, travelling from wintering grounds in South America. Once here, they prefer close quarters with other martins in nest boxes and other structures stationed in open areas with lots of room for their […]

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Summer Internships http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/summer-internships/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/summer-internships/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:26:14 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14460 The return of summer weather to the marsh marks the arrival of our undergraduate interns! Soon enough, this ambitious group will be busy leading public education programs, attending outreach events, conducting research and conservation projects, and enjoying life at The Wetlands Institute. Please join us in welcoming them to the Coastal Conservation Research Program: Lindsay […]

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Attention Crabbers: Terrapin BRD’s Available! http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/attention-crabbers-terrapin-brds-available/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/attention-crabbers-terrapin-brds-available/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:51:54 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14456 Diamondback terrapins often become trapped in crab pots, attracted by bait and trapped animals. Because terrapins require access to the surface in order to breathe, they often drown in crab pots. To prevent the loss of terrapins in traps, New Jersey law requires crabbers use plastic squares called Bycatch Reduction Devices or BRD’s in waters […]

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From Russia – With Curiosity and Collaboration http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/from-russia-with-curiosity-and-collaboration/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/from-russia-with-curiosity-and-collaboration/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:48:49 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14435 The Wetlands Institute (TWI), Wetland Link International (based in the UK) and Wetlands International Russia (based in Moscow) teamed up to generate a beneficial international dialogue between wetland centers in the US and Russia. This project, Russia-USA Wetland Center Exchange Program: Linking People and Wetlands is funded by a grant from the US State Department […]

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Osprey Camera http://wetlandsinstitute.org/featured/osprey-camera/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/featured/osprey-camera/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 15:55:21 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14093 Watch a live view from the osprey nest about 75 yards outside the Wetlands Institute. This is a live view from the osprey nest about 75 yards outside the Wetlands Institute.  The camera even has night vision for night time viewing! Watch it Live

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Volunteers Needed to Plant Butterfly Gardens http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/volunteers-needed-to-plant-butterfly-gardens/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/volunteers-needed-to-plant-butterfly-gardens/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:20:21 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14050 Volunteers Needed to Help Plant Butterfly Gardens at Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Friday, May 22  from 9am – 12pm Meet at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary Pump house on 3rd ave and 114th St. Be prepared for sun and potentially bugs.  Please wear close toe shoes.  Equipment will be supplied, but if you have a […]

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The Wetlands Institute and Burke Subaru teamed up to Share the Love http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/the-wetlands-institute-and-burke-subaru-teamed-up-to-share-the-love/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/the-wetlands-institute-and-burke-subaru-teamed-up-to-share-the-love/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 17:32:26 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=13962 Stone Harbor, NJ, Monday May 4, 2015 – The employees of Burke Subaru and their families were up early with their gloves on and sleeves rolled up to help protect the beloved Terrapin turtles at their Subaru Share the Love event on Sunday, May 3rd.  Ray Burke, President of Burke Motor Group and Chairman of […]

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Bill to Reclassify Terrapins as Non Game Species http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/bill-to-reclassify-terrapins-as-non-game-species/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/bill-to-reclassify-terrapins-as-non-game-species/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:04:54 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=13016   Dear Terrapin Conservation Supporters, On May 4, New Jersey’s Senate Environment and Energy Committee will meet to consider whether Bill S-2615 which provides diamondback terrapins protection as non game indigenous species, should move forward to a full Senate vote. The Wetlands Institute is supportive of the bill and would like to provide information related to the […]

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Wetlands Institute Celebrates 3rd Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/wetlands-institute-celebrates-3rd-annual-spring-shorebird-and-horseshoe-crab-festival/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/wetlands-institute-celebrates-3rd-annual-spring-shorebird-and-horseshoe-crab-festival/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:10:35 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=12962 Stone Harbor, NJ – The Wetlands Institute is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival. Located on the Cape May Peninsula between the Delaware Bay and Atlantic beaches, The Wetlands Institute is situated in an area considered to host one of the “wonders of the world.” With an act of […]

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Russia-USA Wetland Center Exchange Program http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/follow-us-in-russia/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/uncategorized/follow-us-in-russia/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:48:35 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=12922 Find out about Brooke Knapick and Dr. Lenore Tedesco’s trip to Russia and learn more about the Russia-USA Wetland Center Exchange Program. Learn more

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