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We Monitor “What” in the Water?

Written on: August 15th, 2018 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachResearch

An experience that is avoided by most college students became the beginning of a morning adventure… I was up before the sun; a rarity in itself. I had risen from the depths of my room to explore the waters of Blackbird Creek on a nekton trawl. The word nekton was absent from my vocabulary prior […]


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DNERR’s Tree Swallows and Bluebirds Need YOU

Written on: July 11th, 2018 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachSt. Jones ReserveVolunteers

DNERR’s Tree Swallows and Bluebirds Need YOU Spring is here, and the St. Jones and Blackbird Creek Reserves have sprouted a number of mysterious, wooden boxes affixed to PVC poles. Where did these boxes come from? And why? With such questions in mind, this writer approached Christina Whiteman, DNERR’s Environmental Scientist and Stewardship Coordinator, and […]


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New faces are at the DNERR!

Written on: February 12th, 2018 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachNERRSt. Jones Reserve

We would like to formally welcome and introduce (although a little delayed) our new Environmental Program Manager and Assistant Reserve Manager, Lara Jennings, and our new Assistant Education Coordinator, Rebecca Vermeesch! Introducing Lara Jennings Lara joins us as the Environmental Program Manager and Assistant Reserve Manager from the DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship where she […]


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“THIS SPACE AVAILABLE: Insert Your Name Here!”

Written on: April 27th, 2017 in Blackbird Creek ReserveGuest BlogNERRSt. Jones ReserveVolunteers

To add variety to the blog and to offer a fresh perspective from our visitors, we are inviting guest bloggers to write posts describing their visits and thoughts while at the Reserve. Want to become involved yourself? This post is for you! Read on to see what DNERR has to offer and consider the possibilities of becoming involved with […]


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DNERR: It’s Alphabetary!

Written on: September 7th, 2016 in Blackbird Creek ReserveGuest BlogNERRSt. Jones Reserve

To add variety to the blog and to offer a fresh perspective from our visitors, we are inviting guest bloggers to write posts describing their visits and thoughts while at the Reserve.  The guest blog is brought to you by M.L. Christmas showing off her creative #EstuaryLove for #EstuariesWeek. Enjoy! (Maggie Pletta, DNERR Education Coordinator & Blog Editor) DNERR: […]


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