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Stone Harbor in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salt Marshes

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. Salt Marshes Marker
Inscription.  Common reed, also known by its scientific name Phragmites, is a native plant that aggressively invades productive marshlands. Other grasses, such as smooth cordgrass and salt hay, cannot survive among its tall stalks and dense roots.

Phragmites replaces healthy salt marsh plants when man-made channels, roads, bridges, and construction restrict the tides and lower the water table. The quality of wildlife habitat is also reduced by limited diversity, food sources, and open water space. Eradicating Phragmites requires several applications of herbicides and burning, or water level management.

While the over-abundance of the Phragmites is often a reflection of human disturbance, it is also a reminder of the delicate balance in nature.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey and the National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 3.625′ N, 74° 46.41′ W. Marker is in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Stone Harbor Blvd.. The marker is on the grounds of The Wetlands Institute. Touch for map. Marker is at

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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. Salt Marshes
or near this postal address: 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor NJ 08247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pumping Station 1924 (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Life Saving Station No.35 (Tatham Life Saving Station) (approx. 1 miles away); County Seat (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cape May County Court House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cape May Revolutionary Patriot Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); 1883 Original Terminus Anglesea Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hotel Anglesea (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hereford Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Harbor.
 
Categories. Environment
 
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
3. Salt Marshes
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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
4. The Wetlands Institute buildings
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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