FREE Harborside Chats: Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the
Education Hall, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
This Autumn's Theme: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!
Oct. 30: Lt. Jason M. Harczak, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Cape May will
provide an overview of the operational capabilities within his command's
area of operation including search and rescue (SAR) and maritime law
enforcement. Included will be representatives from the different ratings
(jobs)at the Station who will discuss their specific job functions
within this critically important unit. Bringing it all together will be
a static display of a 29' Response Boat-Small so that attendees can
inspect for themselves this important operational Coast Guard asset. For
those who live, work or play on the water, this is where the "rubber
meets the road."
Nov. 6: Jen Sawyer, Cape May County Master Gardener Coordinator,
Hydroponics for the Home. Jen will discuss the basics of small-scale
hydroponics and the benefits of growing without soil for growing greens
and herbs in our home.
Nov. 13: Josh Nemeth, the Wildlife Gardener, will discuss water-wise
landscapes. This type of gardening is more important than ever. We'll
talk about why that is and what features make-up a water-wise garden.
Josh will share what steps to take toward creating a water-wise
landscape, or how to improve upon the one that you already have.
Nov. 20: John Hasse from Rowan University will discuss NJ MAP. NJ MAP is
a publicly accessible, municipally focused internet portal that takes a
thematic approach to data visualization. NJ MAP serves municipal
stakeholders involved in environmental land use and sustainability
decision making. Intended users include but are not limited to:
SustainableJersey Green Teams, municipal planning boards, environmental
commissions, land trusts, watershed organizations and concerned
citizens. The NJMAP vision is to make statewide GIS data understandable
and relatable at the local level.
Chats are held at the Charlotte Todd Education Hall located on the
Nature Center campus. Chats are free; however, donations are always
appreciated. For more information, call (609) 427-3045.