Last week I installed two osprey nesting platforms for the organization I work for, the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. Each of the platforms were made entirely from salvaged wood. The only new parts were the stainless and galvanized fasteners and an aluminum predator guard (to keep raccoons from climbing into the nest). While at work on the saltmarsh wood is aplenty. Especially old pressure treated boards that drift on to land after storms wash away old docks or walkways. The poles of the platforms were from an old pole barn and a couple boards (tropical hardwood) were used as decking on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
I’m really glad that I’m able to use my love of woodworking and also reduce my impact on the environment while helping provide suitable nest sites for ospreys.
Learn more about my work with ospreys.