West End Beach & Tidal Pool

2019 Status:

Established: December 2015 & December 2017

Purpose: To reunite the breach between the north marsh and the rest of the island. To create an alternative nesting area for endangered/protected beach species.  

Substrate: Beneficial dredge material with a gently sloping bay beach access that is lined by shell bags.  Shallow depressions in the terrain has created a mucky tidal pool and mud flats, which are surrounded by shell bags and also a higher western embankment with Spartina alterniflora growth.

Wildlife: Northern Diamondback Terrapins, American Oystercatchers, shorebirds, waders, minnows, invertebrates, spawning Horseshoe crab, courtship area for Black Skimmers and Least Terns.

Status: Some accretion occurring due to the shell bag placement along the western tideline. New Phragmite growth found at the southern section of the beach, which was a previous natural nesting area for terrapins.

 

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2020 Report

Coming soon. See the 2019 report below for the most up-to-date status.

2019 Report

Established: December 2015 & December 2017

Purpose: To reunite the breach between the north marsh and the rest of the island. To create an alternative nesting area for endangered/protected beach species.  

Substrate: Beneficial dredge material with a gently sloping bay beach access that is lined by shell bags.  Shallow depressions in the terrain has created a mucky tidal pool and mud flats, which are surrounded by shell bags and also a higher western embankment with Spartina alterniflora growth.

Wildlife: Northern Diamondback Terrapins, American Oystercatchers, shorebirds, waders, minnows, invertebrates, spawning Horseshoe crab, courtship area for Black Skimmers and Least Terns.

Status: Some accretion occurring due to the shell bag placement along the western tideline. New Phragmite growth found at the southern section of the beach, which was a previous natural nesting area for terrapins.

 

The IRS  has determined that the Mordecai Land Trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”) and not a private foundation pursuant to sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

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