NOAA Photo Library Banner
Takes you to the Top Page Takes you to the About this Site page. Takes you to the Contacts page. Takes you to the HELP page. Takes you to the Credits page. Takes you to the Collections page. Takes you to the search page. Takes you to the Links page.


NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Catalog of Images

350 thumbnail picture
Local children stand in the low marsh area adjacent to the pre-restored ditch of a headwater stream.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
351 thumbnail picture
A stream, after restoration, when meanders had been added to create sinuosity.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
352 thumbnail picture
Volunteers along the tree margin work to stabilize and replant the remnant side of the former ditch.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
353 thumbnail picture
Volunteers take a hard earned break at the restoration site.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
354 thumbnail picture
A view of the restoration site looking downstream, note the new shallow base flow channel.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
355 thumbnail picture
Volunteers plant woody shrub wetland species in the restored flood plain.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
356 thumbnail picture
A group of volunteers plant native shrub scrub species. The new plantings all had a maximum height of 3-4 feet.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
357 thumbnail picture
Two students dig a hole in preparation to plant potted wetland species at the restoration site.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
358 thumbnail picture
The base flow channel, after restoration with the addition of meanders and ready for planting.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
359 thumbnail picture
A group of students plant along the flood plain.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
360 thumbnail picture
Workers plant shrub species in the emergent wetland area, note the still active farm in the background.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
361 thumbnail picture
The ditched channel prior to restoration.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
362 thumbnail picture
Volunteers in the emergent wetland, vegetation in the flood plain.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
363 thumbnail picture
Vegetation in the flood plain
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
364 thumbnail picture
Volunteers plant near the newly restored stream bank where meanders have been added.
Pratt Farm, Kent County, Delaware Winter, Circa 1997-1998
365 thumbnail picture
A slides describing the oyster reef seeding project.
Western Branch Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA Circa 1997 - 1998
366 thumbnail picture
A slides describing the oyster reef seeding project.
Western Branch Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA Circa 1997 - 1998
367 thumbnail picture
Oysters ready for transplant.
Western Branch Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA Circa 1997 - 1998
368 thumbnail picture
Northside middle school volunteers seed the reef.
Western Branch Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA Circa 1997 - 1998
369 thumbnail picture
Zostera marina, eelgrass, about to be transplanted. These plants were harvested from Damerion Marsh by the mouth of the Great Wicomico River. Submerged aquatic vegetation is a critical habitat that stabilizes sediments, oxygenates water and provides habitat. Historically the Chesapeake Bay had over 600,000 acres of SAV, now there is approximately 69,000 acres.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
370 thumbnail picture
A propagule of Zostera marina. The Alliance for Chesapeake Bay uses volunteers to transplant eelgrass to sites that demonstrate they are suitable transplant sites. SAV transplants are seen as a way to help the Bay recover. During this transplant session approximately 40 volunteers planted for over two days.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
371 thumbnail picture
A propagule of Zostera marina. The Alliance for Chesapeake Bay uses volunteers to transplant eelgrass to sites that demonstrate they are suitable transplant sites. SAV transplants are seen as a way to help the Bay recover. During this transplant session approximately 40 volunteers planted for over two days.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
372 thumbnail picture
A diver collects eelgrass for transplanting. Eelgrass can't be grown in a laboratory so it must be collected from healthy sites and transported to the
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
373 thumbnail picture
Another propagule. This image shows a full eelgrass plant with a long healthy rhizome and roots of the rhizome.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
374 thumbnail picture
Citizens monitor and process water samples to determine appropriate locations for SAV transplants.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
375 thumbnail picture
A healthy bed of eelgrass.
St. Mary's City, St Mary's County, Maryland September 1997
376 thumbnail picture
Two girl scouts plant three species of salt and high-marsh grass in a project designed to remove exotic and non-native salt marsh plants and restore them with native salt marsh plants.
Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida October 24, 1998
377 thumbnail picture
A group of boy scouts and their leaders plant native wetland plants in Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida.
Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida October 24, 1998
378 thumbnail picture
High school volunteers take donor plants to start a wetland nursery. Wetland nurseries are designed to create a source of native plants to be used in the Tampa Bay estuary. Native species are taken from a donor site, transplanted to nurseries established by local schools and are used in wetland restoration projects. Some nursery plants then become the donor stock for upcoming projects.
Manatee County, Florida October 24, 1998
379 thumbnail picture
Volunteers from a school in St. Petersburg begin to plant the wetland nursery at their school. The nursery at this school was built one week earlier.
St. Petersburg, Panelist County, Florida February 26, 1998
380 thumbnail picture
Planting smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, at a donor site at the Port Manatee fish hatchery.
Manatee County, Florida 1994
381 thumbnail picture
At Cockroach Bay, a newly constructed tidal pond before planting. This area was scheduled for planting within two months of construction of the tidal pool. The restoration planting at Cockroach Bay consisted of twelve to fifteen acres.
Florida, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve 1998
382 thumbnail picture
This image at Cockroach Bay shows the area to be planted in the upper left hand of the image. Previously planted wetlands are seen in the middle and lower regions of the image.
Florida, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve 1998
383 thumbnail picture
Two schools from Hillsborough County plant approximately 8,000 planting units of smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, at the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve.
Florida, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve March 20, 1997
384 thumbnail picture
This image shows construction of a new wetland nursery at a St. Petersburg high school. The donor plants are brought to the nursery and then used in restoration projects. The nursery ponds are lined with plastic to hold in salt water and nutrients.
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida November, 1994
385 thumbnail picture
At Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve, a volunteer planting of 8,000 planting units of smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora.
Florida, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve 1997
386 thumbnail picture
At a Hillsborough County school, student volunteers split donor plants and install them into rooting trays for use in a new wetland nursery.
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida September 4, 1996
387 thumbnail picture
A security fence is installed at an on campus nursery in a St. Petersburg school to prevent vandalism and to reduce the threat of unintentional impacts to the plants in the nursery.
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida March 22, 1999
388 thumbnail picture
The second nursery built under the Tampa Bay wetland nursery program.
Hillsborough County, Florida 1995
389 thumbnail picture
The planting area at the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve. The stakes in the background mark the planting zone within the intertidal range. The boy in the image is using a trowel to begin planting.
Florida, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Reserve March 1, 1997
390 thumbnail picture
At a St. Petersburg school, student volunteers mix beach sand, peat moss, and vermiculite to plant nursery plants. Once the plants are established, Tampa Baywatch staff visit regularly and the students monitor the health of the plants once a week and measure salinity and PH in the ponds. This nursery was built on Feb. 24, 1998, donor plants taken on the 25th and planted on the 26th.
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida February 26, 1998
391 thumbnail picture
Volunteers plant a salt marsh plant smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on Eastern Neck Island, MD.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
392 thumbnail picture
The plantings were conducted in different patterns to determine the most successful planting technique. The technique in the foreground is a checkerboard planting, the middle area is unplanted, and the background planting was done as a continuous planting. The best success was in high density patchy plantings.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
393 thumbnail picture
Another view of the different types of planting techniques.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
394 thumbnail picture
Dave Meyer sets fyke nets to do a before and after comparison of the site. This image was taken before the planting and shows the collection of nekton in fyke nets.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
395 thumbnail picture
The Eastern Neck site prepared for planting. The poles represent planting treatment designations. The poles with flags indicate transects that were used for topography and vegetation surveys. In the distance, rocks were placed to reduce storm wave energy.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
396 thumbnail picture
Volunteers move planting material to the island.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
397 thumbnail picture
Volunteers plant smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, as part of the restoration work at the Eastern Neck Refuge.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
398 thumbnail picture
Description not available.
Maryland, Eastern Neck Island, Queen Annes County May 2000
399 thumbnail picture
Jim Turek and Eric Hutchins of NOAA discuss the soil testing methods used at the Pilgrim Trail restoration site, Plymouth County, MA.
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts April 12, 2000

PAGES - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 |


Publication of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA),
NOAA Central Library
NOAA Privacy Policy | NOAA Disclaimer
Last Updated:
May 12, 2014