Friday, July 13, 2012

WETLANDS: LIKE KIDNEYS FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

Wildlife Refuge - Ocean City, NJ
Much of Ocean City NJ, is surrounded by or interspersed with a very valuable part of the ecosystem known as "wetlands."

Scientists have found that wetlands actually function, "...like kidneys for our communities, cleansing water, filtering pollution and sediment, and regulating nature’s systems."  In fact, they are an indispensable part of the natural environment and are now protected by legislation like the Clean Water Act, for example.


Photographers find wetlands to be ideal locations for evocative shots of the local natural environment. Birders, and naturalists, know that these areas provide homes for a wide variety of native species or migrating visitors.
Wetlands - Ocean City, NJ
Here on the island, there are several areas where visitors can enjoy the wetlands and the rest of the unspoiled natural environment. Visit Corson's Inlet State Park or the Wildlife Refuge that runs between Haven Avenue and Bay Avenue in Ocean City.


You might also enjoy a visit to The Wetlands Institute in nearby Stone Harbor. They offer a variety of activities and exhibits of interest to all ages.  We will be happy to assist with directions from the Scarborough Inn to the institute or to other natural environments in Cape May County so you can explore beyond the shore during your Ocean City vacation!


INNsider Tips: To learn more about the wetlands environment, visit:

US Fish & Wildlife blog about the value of the wetlands as kidneys

The Wetlands Institute website

Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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