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Keeping a close eye on our waterways

Written on: July 22nd, 2010 in Blackbird Creek ReserveResearchSt. Jones Reserve

The Reserve researchers are often busy keeping “an eye” on the quality of the water in the St. Jones River and Blackbird Creek.  This is an important part of the research conducted at the Reserve.  The researchers are monitoring the water quality as part of a program called the System-wide Monitoring Program (SWMP; pronounced “swamp” […]


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Estuary Explorers on the Beach

Written on: July 16th, 2010 in Education & OutreachSt. Jones Reserve

How great it is to get outside and explore!  Well, that is exactly what these young Delawareans did on July 15 as they participated in the 2010 Estuary Explorers’ Mini-Camp at the St. Jones Reserve.  They discovered that an estuary was an area where fresh water and salt water meet.  They journeyed to a local beach to […]


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Green Eggs & Sand in Delaware

Written on: May 24th, 2010 in Education & OutreachResearchSt Jones Events and ProgramsSt. Jones Reserve

On May 21-23, 2010 at the Mallard Lodge in Smyrna, Delaware formal and informal educators from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York participated in the 24th Green Eggs & Sand (GE&S) teacher workshop to explore the Atlantic Coast horseshoe crab and shorebird phenomenon and the management issues regarding these species.  The workshop was […]


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As the tide turns…

Written on: May 14th, 2010 in ResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardshipVolunteers

May is one of the best times of the year in my opinion.  Spring is in full force, flowers are blooming, the days are longer, the horseshoe crabs start coming ashore to spawn and the sounds of shorebirds can be heard up and down Delaware Bay.  It was about ten years ago, when I saw […]


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Please welcome…

Written on: April 30th, 2010 in ResearchSt. Jones Reserve

Our new Graduate Research Fellow, Josh Moody!  Josh is a graduate student at Rutgers University and is studying the relationship between ribbed mussel density and salt marsh shoreline erosion. He’ll be collecting data along the St Jones this season as part of his research – be sure to say Hi if you seen him around! […]


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