West Marsh

2019 Status:

Substrate: Mixed sand/muck with high sand mounds sporadically located, Spartina grasses and native vegetation; and rolled layers of deep organic debris along the embankments.

Wildlife: Northern Diamondback Terrapins, Horseshoe Crab, invertebrates; shorebirds, passerines, Odonates, butterflies

Status: Severe calving and cantilevered embankments continues along the shoreline that is north of the breakwater structures. During higher tides, the bay is level with the shoreline and deep, rolled, layered deposits of eelgrass and other organic debris are deposited. Cowlicks are formed by Spartina Patens by mid-summer.

 

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2020 Report

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

2019 Report

Substrate: Mixed sand/muck with high sand mounds sporadically located, Spartina grasses and native vegetation; and rolled layers of deep organic debris along the embankments.

Wildlife: Northern Diamondback Terrapins, Horseshoe Crab, invertebrates; shorebirds, passerines, Odonates, butterflies

Status: Severe calving and cantilevered embankments continues along the shoreline that is north of the breakwater structures. During higher tides, the bay is level with the shoreline and deep, rolled, layered deposits of eelgrass and other organic debris are deposited.  Cowlicks are formed by Spartina Patens by mid-summer.

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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