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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