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Annual Report – Summer 2020

Challenges Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager As I reflect on the past year, it is hard not to focus on our most recent challenge that we are facing. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is just one more item on the list of stressors we’ve experienced over the last decade. Much of the planning we’ve done at the Reserve, either…

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Spotlight on Interns | Madeleine Soss

By Megan Lamb and Madeleine Soss Over the past several years, the  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) has expanded its internship programs.  Internships are commonplace in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields and provide hands-on learning opportunities to students and individuals interested in natural resource fields.  Early research experience can help students sharpen…

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Spotlight on Interns | Sarah Buckley

By Megan Lamb and Sarah Buckley Over the past several years, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) has expanded its internship programs.  Internships are commonplace in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields and provide hands-on learning opportunities to students and individuals interested in natural resource fields.  Early research experience can help students sharpen…

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Spring 2020

River Math By Gibby Conrad, Education Specialist New among the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve’s exhibits is its Watershed Walk, which runs along the boardwalk connecting the butterfly garden to the bay overlook. Visitors travel downstream from the headwaters of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers to the mouth of the Apalachicola River where it empties…

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2019 Annual Report – 40th Anniversary Edition

Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager In the summer of 2002, as I was finishing up my master’s thesis, I had the amazing opportunity to embark on my “big adventure” and move across the country to work at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. As I was interviewing for the position and trying to learn more about…

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Spring 2019

Spring is Here! By Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager Just today, a co-worker commented about how green everything was now. But it isn’t just about trees budding and plants sprouting, it’s about regrowth following the hurricane where areas that were inundated with seawater are now coming back to life. It’s about much of the debris, whether…

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Winter 2019

Following recovery from Hurricane Michael, the Reserve is preparing for several landmark efforts in 2019 including a new management plan and 40th Anniversary recognition. Looking Ahead By Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager Hurricane Michael certainly put a damper on our planned programming this past fall with a storm surge of 4-5 feet of water underneath the…

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2018 Annual Report

Water unites us or sometimes divides us. It is one of the most – if not the most – important natural resource we have, and it is ours to conserve and protect. Above is Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta, Georgia and the initial freshwater source for Apalachicola Bay. Reflections From The Road By Jennifer Harper,…

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Winter 2018

A collaboration between ANERR and Audubon, these signs installed on the north and south end of the old St. George Island Causeway discourage close approaches by boats to the causeway’s Critical Wildlife Area in order to reduce flushing of nesting shorebirds and seabirds. Our Partners Make the Difference By Jennifer Harper, Reserve Manager Partnerships and…

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