After a stormy week, construction continues at the inlet of Wreck Pond. The crews are working hard to finish a 100' crane pad before continuing to build the coffer dam around where the culvert will be installed. This should take about another week and a half at which point the crew will begin preparing for the installation of several more pieces of box culvert.
Despite the blustery winds and heavy rainfall, Littoral Society biologists attempted to conduct our weekly seining for juvenile river herring. They managed to pull the net through the Spring Lake side of the Pond before the rain became too heavy. The catch included Atlantic silversides, sheepshead minnows, mummichog, and Northern kingfish. Seining will continue this Wednesday, October 5 at the inlet.
Love science? Love being outdoors? We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Wreck Pond Citizen Science Monitoring Program. As a Wreck Pond Citizen Science Monitor, you will help us gain valuable information on the effects of the new box culvert on Pond water level, salinity and temperature. Bird monitors will help track long-term use of the Pond and the surrounding areas by shorebirds including endangered Piping Plover and threatened Red Knots. The information collected in this program will ultimately assist us in determining the overall success of the project.
All volunteers will be trained in the proper monitoring protocols and provided with necessary equipment. If you are interested in becoming a Wreck Pond Citizen Science Monitor or would like more information, please contact project biologist Zack Royle at firstname.lastname@example.org.