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WMAP, This is How We Roll…

Written on: December 9th, 2016 in Outreach

We (the Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program, aka WMAP) learn and grow every year.  Looking back at 2016, we decided to share our top four fun items that we learned or experienced along the way, and a field notebook page infographic pointing out some of our accomplishments throughout 2016.  Enjoy!

Lessons Learned This Year:

This aerial view shows all the muskrat homes (brown dots) on a small portion of the Appoquinimink watershed.

This aerial view shows all the muskrat homes (brown dots) on a small portion of the Appoquinimink watershed.

  1. You never know what you might find in a wetland.  You might find a cool terrarium or a ginormous lamp pole shade.  Check out the Trash or Treasure’s blog post.
  2. When looking at aerial photographs, muskrat homes in the marsh make the land look like it has chicken pox.
  3. Always check the tidal range of a site.  If you don’t, you and your boat might end up high & dry. Womp womp..
  4. Our seasonal people actually like what they do over the summer in spite of working in 100°F weather and really hummocky sites.  Check out Confessions of a Seasonal Part 1 & Part 2.

2016 Accomplishments:



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