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"Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research" by Kenneth W. Able
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Historic Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest, Route 542, Hammonton Road, Hammonton, NJ
Come to historic Batsto Village for the next installment in their Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series. Dr. Kenneth W. Able will discuss his book Station 119, which is the history of a former Coast Guard Station near Little Egg Inlet and its use now as a marine research facility for Rutgers University.
Ken Able is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and is Director of the Marine Field Station at Rutgers University. His interests are diverse and include the life history and ecology of fishes with emphasis on habitat quality as it relates to recruitment.
He received his Ph.D. from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science/College of William and Mary in 1974, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University. He began his appointment at Rutgers University in 1977, and has been the Director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station since 1986. In that time, he has been the advisor for 37 graduate students (14 Ph.D. and 23 M.S.) and 23 postdoctoral fellows. During this period he was awarded the Oscar Sette Award from the Marine Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society, the 2014 Research Excellence Award from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University and, most recently, was the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award from NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation.
Dr. Able has authored many publications, including three books, over 243 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous book reviews, published abstracts and technical reports. His most recent effort is a book on the history of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station and research in southern New Jersey estuaries.
Event cost: $2.00 per person
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Free Fishing and Kayak Day at Historic Whitesbog Village
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9:00am to 1:00pm
Historic Whitesbog Village, 120 West Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
June 10th is a NJ State Free Fishing Day, no license required ... bring a pole, bring the kids, bring the excitement as we explore the water of Whitesbog and the fish that can be found. Come explore the beauty of Whitesbog Village and it's reservoirs, from Union Pond & beyond!
Stop in the General Store for a map and directions to Little Tank where we will have a tent set up with kids fishing rods to borrow
L.L.Bean kayaking instructor will be on hand for Kayaking tips and instruction!
Kayak Meet-Up for a group photo on Little Tank at 11 am! Let's see if we can break the previous record! This is a BYO-Kayak event!
Join us as we explore the reservoirs with your canoes & kayaks as we enjoy the day in peace and tranquility.
To RSVP please email WhitesbogPreservationTrust@gmail.com
Historic Whitesbog Village is located in Brendan Byrne State Forest. Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey in the early 1900’s and is also the place where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust leases Whitesbog Village from the State of New Jersey in an innovative partnership agreement that supports the Trust’s mission to restore, protect and enhance the land, historic sites and buildings and to provide educational materials and interpretive programs about the history, culture and natural environment of Whitesbog.
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 West Whitesbog Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Phone - (609) 893-4646
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From Rt. 530 (Lakehurst Rd.) enter the village at mile marker 13, follow the asphalt road to the parking lot and The General Store where most of our events start.
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