News from Around the Estuaries

  • WETSHOP 2017 April 17, 2017
    WETSHOP 2017 Release Date: April 27, 2017 WETSHOP 2017: July 9 – 14, 2017 @ LDWF Marine Research Lab, Grand Isle, LA. A week-long, dynamic teacher workshop that allows teachers to work with educator/scientists to learn about Louisiana coastal wetlands, issues and history. The focus of the summer workshop is to create wetland stewards of […]
    rayj
  • Legacy Pollutants Declining in Casco Bay April 11, 2017
    A new report commissioned by CBEP suggests some good news for Casco Bay: Concentrations of legacy pollutants – heavy metals and organic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – tend to be declining. The Casco Bay Sediment Assessment 1991 – 2011, prepared by Ramboll Environ for CBEP, is available here. The post Legacy Pollutants Declining in Casco […]
    Marti Blair
  • Paddler Puts Water to the Test During 100-mile Sojourn July 13, 2017
    Resources: StoryMap — Photos — Blog PHILADELPHIA — Sarah Chudnovsky of Shillington, Pennsylvania spent a week testing almost 2 million people’s drinking water on June 3-9. This occurred as she and more than 200... Read More The post Paddler Puts Water to the Test During 100-mile Sojourn appeared first on Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.
    Shaun Bailey
  • Grassy Point Preserve Boardwalk Complete May 1, 2017
    The newly constructed boardwalk at Grassy Point Preserve on Anna Maria Sound in Holmes Beach is now open to the public for low-impact recreation. The walking trail through the 34-acre preserve takes visitors through upland habitat with native plants such as sea oxeye daisy, seaside goldenrod, and buttonwood before meandering through mangrove wetlands on a newly-constructed... […]
    Darcy
  • Reports of salt marsh loss in Buzzards Bay July 10, 2017
    Last year we received a call from a Bourne resident concerned about a die-off of vegetation in the Patuisset salt marsh in Bourne. A review of aerial images shows a continuous loss of the marsh over many decades, but the rate of loss appeared more pronounced during the past decade.  The March 1995 and October […]
    Joe
  • Malibu Lagoon Analyzed Four Years After $6.6 Million Restoration June 27, 2017
    Malibu Times – June 15, 2017 From 2012-13, the Malibu Lagoon underwent a nine-month-long restoration process initiated by California State Parks. Twelve acres of wetland near the mouth of Malibu Creek were drained, wildlife was trapped and relocated, heavy equipment scooped out a thousand tons of trash and fill, channels and bridges were removed, banks were […]
    Julie Du Brow
  • Maintaining Oyster Gardens: A Day in the Life of a CIB Intern July 20, 2017
    It’s another warm July morning as Alex and I hop in the company truck to begin a long day of oyster gardening. Looking over our list, we see that we have just a few more houses left to visit. These … Continue reading →
    Brady Stonesifer
  • Photograph Friday: Fieldwork Before Sunrise July 21, 2017
    “Time and tide will wait for no man, saith the adage. But all men have to wait for time and tide.” —Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit   This saying about the inevitable march of time and the seasons can be traced back to the 1200s, but it felt very relevant at 5:00 this […]
    Morro Bay National Estuary Program
  • Malibu Lagoon Analyzed Four Years After $6.6 Million Restoration
    Malibu Times – June 15, 2017 From 2012-13, the Malibu Lagoon underwent a nine-month-long restoration process initiated by California State Parks. Twelve acres of wetland near the mouth of Malibu Creek were drained, wildlife was trapped and relocated, heavy equipment scooped out a thousand tons of trash and fill, channels and bridges were removed, banks were […]
    Julie Du Brow