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A Salt Marsh Superpower

Thursday, September 21, 2023

A Salt Marsh Superpower

Date & Time

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Time Slot(s):

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The discussion and demonstrations will be informal, allowing for questions throughout.


Salt marshes have a superpower: they sequester more carbon per unit area than dry land ecosystems, like forests, and so are very important as natural systems that can help mediate climate change – one of many reasons to preserve and protect them. We will explain why healthy marshes are so good at storing carbon and how the amount they store helps determine if marshes will keep up with sea level rise. We will describe and demonstrate some methods we use to measure how much carbon is stored in the Great Marsh.

Important Note: Dogs are not permitted in the Refuge, so please don’t bring your furry friend along for this event. The gravel parking lot and dirt road may be challenging to navigate via wheelchair or stroller.

Special Instructions

Please wear shoes or boots than can get wet or muddy.

Weather Restrictions

The event will be cancelled for heavy rain or thunderstorms.


Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Project





Nelson Island, Stackyard Road, Rowley 01951

Nelson Island, Stackyard Road, Rowley 01951



Parking Available

Event Category

  • Nature / Science

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