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  Archived Posts From: 2011


St. Jones Reserve Boardwalk Open and Ready for Visitors!

Written on: November 30th, 2011 in ResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

The St. Jones Reserve Trail Boardwalk has a new look!  You may recall that the main boardwalk at the St. Jones Reserve was undergoing some renovations.  Those renovations are complete and the boardwalk is back open to visitors.  The new look includes wooden decking with more space between the deck planks and three sections of grating.  Both practices allow more sunlight to penetrate to the marsh surface.  The increased amount of sunlight reaching the marsh surface should decrease the amount of impact the boardwalk has on plant growth.  Come visit the Reserve and explore the marsh by taking a walk on the renovated boardwalk.  The trails are open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk.  Always be cautious of hunting seasons.  The best time to walk the entire trail is on a Sunday when there is no hunting.  For more information about the Reserve visit our website.

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What’s on Your Mind About Sea Level Rise?

Written on: November 18th, 2011 in Coastal Training ProgramNERR

Have you been wondering what sea level rise is and how it might impact Delaware?  Delaware Coastal Programs in conjunction with the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee would like your input about sea level rise in Delaware.  They have been hosting Sea Level Rise Public Engagement Sessions throughout the state.  If you have not been able to attend one as of yet, there are still two more opportunities to take part and share your thoughts.  On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 there will be a session at the Kent County Levy Court in Dover, Delaware from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 there will be a session at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Delaware from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.   At both locations presentations will be conducted at 4:30 pm and again at 6:00 pm.  Visit the Delaware Sea Level Rise Public Engagement Sessions webpage for more information.

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Reserve Staff Visited Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Written on: November 3rd, 2011 in NERR

The National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system is comprised of 28 reserves around the United States.  The Delaware NERR is the 22nd reserve, adopted into the system in 1993.  Every year the staff from each reserve meet for a national meeting to set system-wide priorities, integrate the program sectors (management, research, education, coastal training, and stewardship), and provide relevant, targeted information and training.  This year the annual meeting was held at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR near St. Augustine, Florida.  We greatly appreciate the hard work the GTM Reserve put into hosting this year’s  meeting.  Visit the NERR system on the web to learn more about all 28 Reserves around the US.

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