Southeast Coast Network News August 2018

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Meeting with GTMNERR partners
At the meeting, from left, Pam Marcum, GTMNERR; Nikki Dix, GTMNERR; Liz Struhar, Acting Chief of Natural Resources at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve; and Lisa Cowart Baron, SECN coastal ecologist.

Photo courtesy of Dan Tardona


Network coastal ecologist Lisa Cowart Baron recently attended a meeting with partners from the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR). The purpose of the meeting was to provide an update of the Department of Interior's salt marsh database, discuss Southeast Coast Network modifications to the salt marsh data collection being performed this year as well as future changes, and to get an update and discuss potential modifications to the GTMNERR process. The meeting took place at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and included staff from the network, the GTMNERR and the park.

Pete Mockus
Peace out. Southeast Coast Network water-quality technician Pete Mockus is leaving to take a similar position in South Dakota.

SECN/NPS photo

Saying Goodbye

After four fun-filled years, Pete Mockus, our water-quality technician, is saying goodbye. Pete has taken a water-quality job in South Dakota. Pete was well known for his ability to always smile when he was cranky, his spotless lab, his occasionally loud music, and his ability to make anyone smile. We wish Pete the best of luck in his new career. You will be missed!!

Kate Henderson, Geoscientist in the Park (GIP) at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, kneeling on a salt marsh platform.
Kate Henderson, Geoscientist in the Park (GIP) at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve will assist with the Salt Marsh monitoring this month at the park. Another GIP, Al Alvarado, will also provide assistance in monitoring at the following stations: TIMU20, TIMU54, TIMU01, and TIMU27.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Cowart Baron, SECN

Upcoming Field Work

Salt Marsh monitroing will be conducted at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve August 3 to August 7 and at Fort Frederica National Monument from August 17 to August 21. Looking ahead to September, more Salt Marsh monitoring is planned for Fort Pulaski National Monument (September 3-7), Canaveral National Seashore (September 13-16), and Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (September 28-October 1).

Last updated: August 7, 2018