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Protecting Special Places

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New Jersey shorebird now federally protected as threatened
species under Endangered Species Act

Wildlife conservation organizations leading the effort to restore New Jersey's Delaware Bay beaches for at-risk shorebirds today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate the Red Knot, a migratory shorebird, as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. A "threatened" designation means a species is at risk of becoming endangered throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Read more: Red Knot Listed as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Join us at noon on the first Saturday of Febuary and March, for our new Lunch n' Learn series at Langosta Lounge, located on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Each lunch event will include a sustainable meal and presentation about ways in which you can care for the coast. 

 February 7 - Native Plants Class
March 7 - Beach Grass Planting

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 Registration is required by payment.

The White House released an agenda to enhance the resilience of our Nation's natural resources, especially estuaries and coastal resources, in the face of climate change. Click here to get the details. We commend the White House for this increased priority and investment in our country's coastal natural resources. The American Littoral Society was highlighted for its work to increase resilience.

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Communities in NJ have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy and will continue to be tested by future storms and other extreme weather events due to climate change and sea level rise. One of the key ways that we can protect communities and help them become more resilient is through open space preservation. Open space is critical for not only extreme weather and protection of people and property but wildlife habitat, clean water, public access to recreation opportunities, flood plain management, and basic quality of life.

Learn more here.

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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Sat Jan 03 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Sun Feb 01 @10:00AM - 12:30PM
Explore Dead Horse Bay, New York's Best Kept Secret
Sat Feb 07 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Survival Wildlife Walk
Sat Feb 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Sat Feb 21 @ 9:00AM -
Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Fri Mar 13 @10:00AM -
Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Fri Mar 20 @ 5:00PM -
Spring Equinox Walk
Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Early Spring Bird Walk!