Emily Goetz, a Pennsylvania native and Middlebury College (VT) graduate, was a Conservation/Education Intern with the BHI Conservancy in spring 2017. She returned that summer as the Intern Coordinator and is presently an AmeriCorps Member working at the BHI Conservancy as the Community Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator. She will be in this position through June 2018. Goetz was one of the main organizers...


Swing by the Conservancy next time you're on-island to discover our new animals in the aquariums. Thanks to Mark Mcgeough, a veterinarian out of Charlotte, for helping us curate this collection. When you visit you will find: Live Rock Cleaner Shrimp Horseshoe Crabs Emerald Crabs Pencil Sea Urchin Blue Crabs Astraea Turbo Snails (100 of them!) Bubble Tip Anemone Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer Scooter...


By: Brooke Milligan, Director of Conservation Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), an invasive dune species, grows rapidly, up to 33 cm vertically and 330 cm laterally with >20,000 seeds/m2 annually. Beach vitex has a very shallow root system and does not stabilize the dune, although it was once believed to be a dune stabilizer. The integrity of the BHI dune system, which is strongly correlated with the prevalence...