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Protecting Special Places

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Like all ecosystems, Delaware Bay is amazingly complex, and there’s no one way to fix it. Between climate change, sea level rise, and the growing risk of major storms, there’s a lot to consider.

We've learned that restoring healthy marsh habitat is a key component in rebuilding Delaware Bay beaches; however, we’re also trying to further strengthen bayshore beaches by building reefs – living underwater infrastructure. By creating some reef structures we can keep the sand where we’re putting it.

Learn more about strengthening New Jersey's Hidden Coast - the Delaware Bayshore in our fifth episode to our series.

Read more: NJ's Hidden Coast Episode 5


Ocean Planning is happening now. 

The American Littoral Society is working to make sure the plan being developed protects the ocean and coast we love and need. You can learn more and participate in the process by attending public listening sessions in your state.

One such session will be held at Monmouth University on Thursday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m. on the 2nd Level of Pozycki Hall, Monmouth University 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ. Parking is recommended in lots 13, 14 or 15. See campus map and driving directions.

Those who attend will hear about and have the opportunity to comment on the plan being developed to manage use of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Virginia.

Other sessions will be held in neighboring states in the near future. Find out more here.

Read more: The Time for Ocean Planning is Now

parade of boats 1Our oyster babies are growing up and soon they will be ready to begin life on their own. Come join us on Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. when we carry them to their new home with a parade of boats.

Read more: Help our Oyster Babies Move into the Bay With July 15 Parade of Boats


Periodic storms are an unavoidable fact of life when you live along the coast.

In rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, we realized we needed a new way of thinking about beach restoration on New Jersey's Hidden Coast - the Delaware Bayshore. Storms like Sandy and Katrina have shown us that the most effective way to control storm surge is to follow Mother Nature’s lead. The restoration of tidal wetlands, or marshes, will help absorb the brunt of coastal storms, acting as a buffer between the beaches and the mainland.

Read more: Episode 4 - New Jersey's Hidden Coast

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