Today we’re celebrating 12 years of outstanding service by the Reserve’s Conservationist, Wes Conley who is starting on a new adventure – retirement! He’s been an invaluable resource to the Reserve and provided outstanding technical assistance and leadership in getting things done on the ground at the St Jones Reserve and Blackbird Creek Reserve. His […]
It’s been an interesting few days as Reserve staff have been participating in canoe instructor training. We have been practicing rescue techniques, canoeing strokes, safety skills, and teaching skills. It has been a great training and now more of our staff are certified canoe instructors with the American Canoeing Association. Thanks to Greg our instructor! If […]
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 […]
The NERRS has recently developed a user friendly on-line tool to view, download, and graph the information being collected as part of the System Wide Monitoring Program. SWMP data collected in the St. Jones River and Blackbird Creek include water quality measurements such as salinity, pH, water temperature, turbidity, etc.; and weather which includes air temperature, wind speed, […]
This past Saturday, October 23, 2010, was a day filled with great fun in the outdoors. Over 500 people attended the Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. Enjoy viewing some of the photos from the days events which included hay rides, canoe trips, live music, guided hikes, demonstrations, vendors, exhibitors, and kids crafts and games!