All About the Pine Barrens!
Geographic Traveler as among the
"very best links for travel to the area"!
Stone Harbor NJ
Wetlands Institute is located in Stone Harbor, NJ. It's filled
with live exhibits and static displays of the surrounding
Wetlands along the Jersey Shore.
at different levels offer fantastic vistas of the surrounding
plenty to do for kids of all ages!
your skill at "fishing!"
were fascinated with this intelligent creature!
doesn't love a seahorse???
sprial staircase, accessible from the gift shop (which has
hundreds of books and gifts for young and old alike), offers
a beautiful vista of the coastal wetlands and beyond.
Since 1989, the Wetlands Institute, in cooperation with The
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, has conducted a diamondback
terrapin conservation project. Each summer, college and university
students come from all over the United States to assist these
creatures that are so desperately in need of our help. International
Student Researchers from Asia began joining the program in
the year 2000. All of these researchers are joined in their
efforts by a small group of dedicated local volunteers.
development has led to considerable habitat destruction,
especially of traditional nesting sites of the Diamondback
Terrapin on barrier beach islands. Along the Atlantic coast
of New Jersey, the search for alternative nesting sites
on highway embankments has resulted in large numbers of
roadkills every nesting season.
Barrens is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history,
nature, boating and fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and
tranquility. It's important to families who live here, whether for
a few years or many generations, that our peace and tranquility be
preserved. Keep in mind that the local lawyer or doctor won't look
any different than his neighbors. Thousand dollar suits aren't what
impresses people of the Pines - taking care of nature and fellow man
is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know that
as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect
for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains,
and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently.
Treat our Pine Barrens as you would would want a visitor to treat
your own home town.
P.O. Box 307, Barnegat NJ 08005
Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Barnegat Chamber of Commerce
Forked River Mountain Coalition
Natural Resource Educational Foundation/Lighthouse Center
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