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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.. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of The Wetlands Institute. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor NJ 08247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Life Saving Station No.35 (Tatham Life Saving Station)

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By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. Salt Marshes
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Hereford Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Plaza (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dennis Creek Landing (approx. 8.9 miles away); Historic Cold Spring Village (approx. 9.4 miles away); Dedicated to Lt. Richard Wickes (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Environment
 
Salt Marshes image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
3. Salt Marshes
The Wetlands Institute buildings image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
4. The Wetlands Institute buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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