Monday, January 3, 2011

A new year, more project areas

From Oceanport to Linwood, I'll be there

I already have several new platforms that are being set for construction and installation. I've spoken with several individuals who are interested in having nesting platforms placed to help the population reach historic numbers and in areas where they can be easily observed. In Oceanport we are working with Fort Monmouth and the Army Corps of Engineers to install several more platforms there. I'll be installing some more on Barnegat Bay, an area of interest of mine. When I started working with ospreys in 2004 there were only a couple platforms there, many of which were on channel markers. I've installed over 30 from Forked River to Tuckerton in the past 4 years. Then I'll be installing another in Ventnor on municipal open space near no other platforms. Finally, my last (for now) installation will occur in Linwood out on salt marsh owned by the city. 

Ice blankets a shallow creek along the D. Bay in December.

This is a good amount of platforms to install before April. With cold weather settling in and ice on the bays, I'll be stuck on land for a bit. In the meantime, I'm working on getting salvaged wood from the Atlantic City boardwalk. I'll be using this wood to construct these platforms. 

Happy New Year!!


Anonymous said...

Did you install the Osprey platform on Hamilton Ave in Linwood?

Ben said...


Actually no. I don't know of any platforms that on Patcong Creek from Ocean Heights to Poplar Ave.

Can you drive out to the end of Hamilton Ave?