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October 1 will be Littorally huge this year. The American Littoral Society has three events in New Jersey on that day and those happenings highlight some of the society's most ambitious initiatives.

On that Saturday, you can help the Littoral Society with reef work in the Delaware Bay, hear the latest news about the Wreck Pond restoration project while enjoying Spring Lake's annual Italian Fest, or drop by our tent at Fair Haven's Trucktoberfest for tips on how to reduce pollution in bays and estuaries.

Read on for times, places and other details on these activities.

Read more: Oct. 1 will be Littorally Huge

MooresBeachOysterReef3Lend a hand building an oyster reef at Dyer Cove in the Delaware Bay on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. The cove can be found at the end of Dyers Creek Road in Downe Twp., NJ.

Directions can be found here.

The work will involve carrying bags of shell to a site just off the beach. Dress to get wet and dirty. Layers are recommend as it may be chillier on the Bay. And you may want to bring a change of clothes for after the work is completed. Gloves, food, and beverages will be provided for volunteers.

The event is being sponsored through a $1,000 donation from the Red Bank, NJ law firm of Betancourt, Van Hemmen, Greco & Kenyon to support CNC Loud & Clear's program and to assist the society in its work to restore the bay.

Delaware Bay beaches naturally erode and rebuild over time. The process of erosion has accelerated in recent years, very likely an impact of increased storm frequency, climate change and sea level rise.

The American Littoral Society helped restore beaches at a number of locations following Hurricane Sandy and is now working to establish near-shore shell bars at three of those sites. The reefs will prevent sand loss from wind driven waves. We have already established an oyster reef and living shoreline at South Reeds Beach.

Click here for more information on Littoral Society reef building projects. Or contact Quinn Whitesall at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
"Our work on the bayshore is not just about wildlife, it’s about people, and how keeping nature strong keeps us all strong in the face of disasters like hurricanes."
 
We want to ensure that New Jersey's Hidden Coast remains a vital part of our livelihood for generations to come.
 

Read more: NJ's Hidden Coast Episode 6

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