Welcome to our new website.
The American Littoral Society was founded in 1961 when a bunch of skin-divers stuck their heads under the water at Sandy Hook, NJ, and became intrigued by what they saw. The Society's mission is to protect the coastal and ocean environments; to educate policy makers and the public about those environments; and to restore them in any way we can.
On this new website you'll be able to see what programs we run and what projects we're working on, whether beach restorations, dune grass plantings, oyster reef contruction, beach clean-ups or educational walks. We also work to influence state and national policies to protect and improve the coast and ocean.
We now work out of six locations in four states, but because fish, birds and other creatures don't recognize geographic boundaries our work is done up and down the east coast of the United States.
We are a membership driven organization and we rely on our members to support our efforts, both through financial support and volunteer involvement. If you aren't a member already. we'd love for you to join us, donate to the cause, or volunteer your time.
In an age when climate change and sea level rise are rapidly changing the coastal environment, our work has never been more important and with your help we can make the coastal and ocean environments better places.
Please look around this website and we're certain you'll see something that will make you want to join our efforts to make the coast a better place.
Thanks for visiting.