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Thoughts on a Rock

Written on: March 3rd, 2015 in Guest 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.  The first guest blog is brought to you today by M.L. Christmas during her visit to the reserve in early February.  Enjoy! (Maggie Pletta, DNERR Education Coordinator & Blog […]

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Opportunity to Make a Difference

Written on: March 21st, 2012 in Coastal Training ProgramResearchSt. Jones ReserveStewardshipVolunteers

It is that time of year when the Reserve gears up for all things horseshoe crab related.   Every spring around May and June, the Delaware Bay beaches are covered with spawning horseshoe crabs.  During this time trained volunteers help assess the horseshoe crab population by participating in the horseshoe crab spawning survey.  The survey began […]

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Delaware Celebrates National Estuaries Day

Written on: September 8th, 2011 in NERRStewardshipVolunteers

Join us for a grand celebration of National Estuaries Day!  National Estuaries Day is an annual event that celebrates our estuaries, those areas where rivers meet the sea. It is a great opportunity to learn more about these ecosystems and how you can help to protect them.  Delaware is celebrating National Estuaries Day through the […]

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Help Restore the Blackbird

Written on: March 15th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek Events and ProgramsBlackbird Creek ReserveStewardshipVolunteers

As part of our restoration efforts at the Blackbird Creek Reserve, there will be a tree planting on April 9, 2011; and we could use some extra hands to help with the planting!  If you are willing, able, and available to help restore part of the Blackbird Creek Reserve, bring some gloves and help us […]

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Rain Gardens Galore!

Written on: March 3rd, 2011 in St. Jones ReserveStewardshipVolunteers

What is a rain garden?  Great Question!  Rain gardens are landscaped areas designed to absorb rain water and runoff from rooftops and pavement.  They are typically planted with native wildflowers and plants which are more likely to tolerate wet conditions.  Rain gardens are great for providing habitat for wildlife, help alleviate drainage problems, and can […]

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