Article Writing

Our quarterly newsletter Marsh Notes is how we keep volunteers and Friends of Jug Bay members informed on the latest science news affecting the Sanctuary, current events, natural history features, and more.

Deadlines for article submissions are as follows:
Spring: February 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: August 1
Winter: November 1

How to format an article.

Current Projects - contact us for details
Article on Northern Shoveler ducks for winter newsletter.
Article on Fairy Shrimp for spring newsletter.
Article on Musk Turtles for summer newsletter.
Article on Coyotes, any time.

Ongoing Projects:
Volunteers interested in submitting any seasonally-themed articles for Marsh Notes, or to post on our website, are encouraged to contact staff, contact information is below.

These articles can be accepted year-round, and included in our newsletter as appropriate. Volunteer writers are also encouraged to develop their own interest topics for articles.

  • "Take a Closer Look" feature articles. For seasonal, small or overlooked plants and animals, approximately 250 words. (Previously written examples: wheel bug, chocolate tube slime, crowned slug...)
  • "Green with Goodwill" feature articles. For global issues with local solutions, approximately 500 words. (Previously written example: shade grown coffee)

Interested writers can set up a meeting with Sanctuary staff to discuss the scope of articles. Call 410-741-9330 and ask for Darcy Herman.