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.

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

Fri Apr 25 @ 2:00PM -
Earth Day Arbor Day Trees of Sandy Hook Walk
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Beach Cleanup w/ Rotary Club
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Adopt a Swamp pink training
Sat Apr 26 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Earth Day in Jamaica Bay!
Thu May 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NJ Native Plant Society, Delaware Bayshore Chapter Meeting
Sat May 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Maurice River Walking Trail Spring Botany Walk
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Sterling Forest Warblers Day Trip with NYC Audubon
Sat May 10 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
Ship to Shore with Sustainable Seafood Week NYC
Sun May 11 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
Springtime Hike at Breezy Point
Wed May 14 @ 6:00PM -
Horseshoe Crab Walk