Salt Marshes

Salt Marshes (HM1QLW)

Location: Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 Cape May County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 3.625', W 74° 46.41'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1QLW
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Placed ByState of New Jersey and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 519596 N 4323505
Decimal Degrees39.06041667, -74.77350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.625', W 74° 46.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 37.5" N, 74° 46' 24.6" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor NJ 08247, US
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