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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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