The Wetlands Institute http://wetlandsinstitute.org Promoting appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, education & conservation Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Green-32x32.jpg The Wetlands Institute http://wetlandsinstitute.org 32 32 3rd Annual Fall Migration Festival at The Wetlands Institute http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/3rd-annual-fall-migration-festival-at-the-wetlands-institute/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/3rd-annual-fall-migration-festival-at-the-wetlands-institute/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:03:46 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14943 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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2015 Citizen Conservation Award http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/2015-citizen-conservation-award/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/2015-citizen-conservation-award/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:55:23 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14932 It is with great pleasure that we present the 2015 Citizen Conservation Award to Donna Rothman – a year-round volunteer at The Wetland Institute (TWI) and a true voice for conservation in her community. For over ten years, Donna has served as a Wetlands Institute Summer Docent and Aquarium Care Volunteer. Every Thursday from May-September, […]

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Honoring our Donors http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/honoring-our-donors/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/honoring-our-donors/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:09:53 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14918 The Wetlands Institute invites you to join the Herbert Mills Legacy Society! Named after our founder, the Herbert Mills Legacy Society honors people who have left The Wetlands Institute in their will. If you have already done so, please let us know so that we can welcome you as our newest member! If you have […]

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2015 Summer Internships Overview http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/2015-summer-internships/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/2015-summer-internships/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:53:35 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14894 Coastal Conservation Research Program Environmental Education

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25 Years of Terrapin Patrols http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/25-years-of-terrapin-patrols/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/25-years-of-terrapin-patrols/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14841 This year marked our 25th year of conducting patrols to save nesting terrapins and document their use of our local roads during the busy nesting and summer tourism seasons. Over these years, we’ve documented roughly 500 terrapins (an average of 492 to be exact) killed annually on our road patrols. We also save, on average, […]

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The Return of The Osprey http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/the-return-of-the-osprey/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/the-return-of-the-osprey/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:02:30 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14806 This summer, we are excited that a young osprey pair has taken up residence on the Institute’s Osprey platform that has the nest cam. We have all been monitoring the daily nest activities and chick rearing, both day and night, from our live osprey feed. The Osprey nest platform had not been used since the […]

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Water Awareness Day http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/water-awareness-day/ http://wetlandsinstitute.org/news/water-awareness-day/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:27:46 +0000 http://wetlandsinstitute.org/?p=14743 Join The Wetlands Institute and the Cape May County Watershed Ambassadors for Water Awareness Day! Activities will include a water conservation and rain barrel presentation followed by a rain barrel building demonstration.  Included in the price of general admission, we will also be having special activities including stewardship pledges, marine debris activities and plankton science features! 9:30 AM Water […]

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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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