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Atlantic Cape Biology Students Plant Beach Plums at CMCC

November 9, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College biology students and staff and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service planted beach plum seedlings, Friday, Nov. 9, behind the Cape May County Campus, as part of its Habitat Restoration Plan.

Cape May County Campus students and staff are working with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to integrate native habitats into the landscape of campus. The seedlings were supplied to the college for free.

Atlantic Cape identified a half-acre demonstration area suitable for establishment of native shrubs (beach plum) and native warm season grasses. If this demonstration project is successful, the habitat area could be expanded to include native wildflowers.