Friday, April 15, 2011

Awards All Round

Awards were officially given out this afternoon to all those involved in the Lower Cape May Meadows-Cape May Point, New Jersey Ecosystem Restoration  Project. This project first began way back in 1987, with actual on-site re-construction work starting in 1999. It's taken a long time, but has resulted in all the ponds, marshlands and beach habitats that you see stretching non-stop from Cape May City all the way to the lighthouse. Awards were received by The Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Chapter; Cape May Point State Park; Borough of Cape May Point; New Jersey DEP, Division of Fish & Wildlife, Endangered and Non-game Species Program; New Jersey DEP, Bureau of Coastal Engineering and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District; US Fish & Wildlife Service, New Jersey Field Office.

It's been quite a project with an amazing number of organizations involved - so my award goes to the person who had to pull it all together!

It was a chilly and very windy day for awards at the state park today, but at least the sun was shining for the photo shoot on the Hawkwatch Platform [photo by Mike Crewe].

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