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Last year, because of our hard work and the support of thousands of members, volunteers, and funders:
- No horseshoe crabs were killed for bait in New Jersey and thousands of female crabs were spared in Delaware.
- The 15,000 remaining red knots have still escaped extinction.
- 2 billion more plastic bottles from New York State won’t end up on beaches.
- More than 1,000 school kids grew beach grass in their classrooms and restored dunes on Sandy Hook and other nearby communities.
- JFK International Airport has not filled wetlands to extend its runways further into Jamaica Bay.
- Dozens of people learned to fish at our Sandy Hook surf fishing clinics.
- More than 500 acres of prime NJ coastal habitat has been snatched from the bulldozer’s treads.
- New York City will invest $15 million to restore Jamaica Bay saltmarshes.
- 200 scientists, grad students, and volunteers identified more than 400 species in our first 24-hour BioBlitz of Sandy Hook.
- Urban kids from Asbury Park, Keansburg, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and New York City connected with the coast, some for the very first time.
- New Jersey government agencies and environmental practitioners have embraced Living Shorelines, an innovative shoreline erosion control technique.
- Thousands of clams and oysters are restored to Barnegat Bay and Delaware Bay.
- Hundreds of Barnegat Bay watershed residents are improving the bay in their own back yards.
- 1,250 anglers from Maine to Virginia tagged more than 25,000 fish and provided important conservation data for scientists.
- More than 10,000 volunteers removed 80 tons of trash and debris from 387 miles of New York State’s shorelines.
- New York City is upgrading 4 sewage treatment plants to reduce pollution in Jamaica Bay.
- New data is available to protect Bald eagles and the Cohansey River, an important tributary of Delaware Bay.