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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 each month, January through 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. 

January 3 - Oysters In Your Bay
 February - 7 Native Plants Class
March 7 - Beach Grass Planting

January 3 event includes a showing of the award winning movie Shellshocked: Saving Oyster to Save Ourselves. A documentary by Emily V. Driscoll, follows efforts to bring wild oysters back to NY Harbor to restore the waterways.

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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 Dec 06 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Sat Dec 06 @11:00AM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Sat Dec 13 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
American Littoral Society's - Northeast Chapter 25th Annual Fundraiser
Sun Dec 21 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Walk the sea floor!
Thu Jan 01 @11:00AM -
Annual New Year's Day Walk on Sandy Hook
Thu Jan 01 @11:00AM -
Annual New Year's Day Beach Walk at Fort Tilden
Sat Jan 03 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn Series
Fri Jan 09 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Montauk Winter Weekend
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