Wings 'n Water Festival

Wings 'n Water Festival

Third weekend in September
This two-day event celebrates the coastal environment of southern New Jersey. It is sponsored by the Wetlands Institute, an organization dedicated to conserving coastal salt marshes and educating the public about marshland ecology. Since 1983 the Institute has held the Wings 'n Water Festival in September every year to raise funds for its various educational and research projects as well as to raise public awareness of the salt marsh by offering activities that relate to its unique environment.
Salt marsh safaris and boat cruises, a decoy and decorative bird-carving show, exhibits of naturalist and maritime art, and a wildlife craft market are among the events. There is also a Black Lab retriever demonstration, musical entertainment featuring traditional American instruments, and various booths serving oysters, clams on the half shell, chowders, "shrimpwiches," Maryland hard-shelled crabs, and Maine lobster. Festival events are held along a 15-mile stretch of the South Jersey coast that includes Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Cape May Court House.
CONTACTS:
Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
609-368-1211; fax: 609-368-3871
www.wetlandsinstitute.org
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