by Will Wermuth, Trustee

Like many people from Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore was the ultimate summer playground as a child. At a young age, my mother taught me how to build sandcastles, jump waves and appreciate family time together. My wife and I are now passing along those “lessons” to our children, however with one BIG addition: The importance of understanding and protecting our natural wetlands and back-bay habitat.

When I was young, I did not realize the amazing, yet fragile, eco-system that existed right in our backyard. The Wetlands Institute has connected my family to actively participating in protecting our habitat that makes beach life so precious. With everyone’s support, they can continue impacting children’s impressionable minds and attracting passionate people to carry out its mission for future generations.