CCS presents: Salt Marsh Ecosystems

Salt Marsh. NPS Photo.

Salt Marsh. NPS Photo.

The Center for Coastal Studies presents “Salt Marsh Ecosystems” by Christopher Green, on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm at Napi’s Restaurant, Provincetown.

Salt marshes are located in the intertidal zone. In New England, they are marked by communities of salt-tolerant vegetation often found among a mosaic of meandering tidal creeks. Most often, salt marshes occur in low-energy locations where the land is some-what sheltered from the direct flow of the tide.

Salt marshes are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on earth and play an important role in filtering out nutrients. They also serve as critical habitat for a host of important animals species including fishes, shellfish, and birds.

Chris Green is an award winning photographer and former Science Communicator at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Free, all welcome! For details please call 508-487-3622 x103 or email ccs@coastalstudies.org

This free presentation is part of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Winter Lecture Series, which is supported by Napi’s Restaurant at 7 Freeman Street in Provincetown. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 5 pm and enjoy Napi’s special early bird dinner.