Hike the Trails of the North Forty Natural Area

Sunday, April 20, 2014

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Guide: Mickey Maxwell Cohen, American Littoral Society

Meet at the Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY. Join naturalist, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover birds, early wildflowers and hidden W.W. II military bunkers in this developing maritime woodland. This hike is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area. For questions and rsvp, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

 

Celebrate Earth Day in Jamaica Bay!

With the American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and the Broad Channel Civic Assocation.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

 Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year!

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Walk   10 AM - 12 Noon.

Explore the natural wonders of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with an ecology walk led by noted local naturalist and Chapter Director, Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Participants will hike around the West and East Ponds to look for spring migrating birds such as tree swallows, warblers and egrets while learning about the ecological importance of Jamaica Bay, a unique estuarine habitat that is home to 330 species of birds, 107 species of finfish and an estimated 70 butterfly species. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunset Cove & American Park Community Cleanup   12 PM - 3 PM.

Join us for a community cleanup of Sunset Cove and American Park. At 12 PM we will give a short talk about the Marsh Restoration Initiative , a multi-year Jamaica Bay project co-led by the American Littoral Society and the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, whose mission is to restore Ruler's Bar and Blackwall Marsh islands, along with news about future habitat restoration initiatives that we hope to achieve with your help and support. Meet at the American Ballfields parking lot.

Win Two Tickets to see Jack Johnson!

All cleanup volunteers are eligible to win two free concert tickets to see world famous musician, Jack Johnson, perform at Jones Beach Theatre on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.

To be eligible, you must register in advance for the cleanup and check in at our registration desk the day of the cleanup.  click here to register.

The ticket winner will be announced on our Facebook page, so please "Like Us" on Facebook!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Sterling Forest Warblers Day Trip with NYC Audubon

Saturday, May 10, 2014

9 AM – 5 PM

Guide: Tod Winston, NYC Audubon

Explore the woodland and pond habitat of the 20,000-acre Sterling Forest preserve during peak spring migration. Look for nesting warblers (including golden-winged, cerulean, hooded, prairie, and blue-winged) as well as spring wildflowers, reptiles, and amphibians. Visit the rustic visitor center. Trip involves 4-mile hike and some rocky terrain. Bring lunch. Transport by passenger van. Meet on the street by NYC Audubon office (71 West 23rd Street, between 5-6 Aves.) Limited to 11. Cost: $108; ($75 for NYC Audubon members). For reservations, contact Adriana Palmer at NYC Audubon at (212) 691-7483 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

A Springtime Hike at Breezy Point

Sunday, May 11, 2014

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Guide: Mickey Maxwell Cohen, American Littoral Society

Meet at Fort Tilden, Building 1 and carpool in a caravan to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty. Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This two mile hike is free and in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area. Bus: Q22 or Q 35. For questions and to RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 718-474-0896.

 

Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds

Saturday, May 17, 2014

10 AM – 1 PM

Guide: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and carpool to the Broad Channel beach site to see the annual mating ritual of the horseshoe crab and the shorebirds that feed on the eggs of the crabs. This program is free and in partnership with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area. For questions and rsvp, please call (718)474-0896 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

Saturday, May 17, 2014

4 PM – 7 PM

Guides: Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

Departs from Pier 4, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Join local, noted naturalists, Don Riepe and Mickey Maxwell Cohen for a special three hour cruise aboard the Golden Sunshine into the backwater marshes of the bay. Learn about the history and ecology of the bay and see nesting peregrine falcon, osprey, egrets, herons, ibis and many other bird species.  Cost: $55 per person; includes narrated tour, wine, cheese, fruit and snacks.This trip is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area and NYC Audubon. For questions email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

To pay by credit card, click here.  To pay by check, write check to American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

  

Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds

Saturday, May 31, 2014

10 AM – 1 PM

Guide: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and carpool to the Broad Channel beach site to see the annual mating ritual of the horseshoe crab and the shorebirds that feed on eggs of the crabs. This program is free and in partnership with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area. For questions and rsvp, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

 

Community Marsh Planting Day in Jamaica Bay!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time: 1 PM - 5 PM

Open Call for Volunteers! Please join us for a community-led planting and restoration day on Ruler's Bar and Blackwall marsh islands in Jamaica Bay. For the second year, we are teaming up with the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers to organize a day of planting plugs of spartina alterniflora (marsh grass), repairing fencing and clearing debris  as part of our Marsh Restoration Initiative, the first-ever community led marsh restoration project in a National Park. 

Limited number of spots available. Advance registration required, along with completion of waiver forms. Click here to register.

 

Midweek Seashore Adventure on Fire Island

Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5, 2014

Guides: Mickey Maxwell Cohen, American Littoral Society and Lenore Swenson, The Linnaean Society

The American Littoral Society joins the Appalachian Mountain Club for three exciting, high energy days hiking the beach, seining for near shore critters, star watching and canoeing/kayaking, while engaging in stimulating discussions with naturalist, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Lenore Swenson, premier birder at the NY Linnaean Society. This will be the 19th consecutive Midweek Seashore Adventure with the AMC at its retreat on the beach at Atlantique, Fire Island. A special feature this year will include an easy four hour hike to the mysterious Sunken Forest in Sayville. Cost: $140 for two nights, two breakfasts, two dinners. For reservations email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For program details contact Mickey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212.510.8880.

 

Montauk Summer Weekend

June 6-8, 2014

Guides: Mike Bottini, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

A great natural history weekend at the luxurious Montauk Manor House at the far eastern tip of Long Island, NY. Visit the “Walking Dunes” (cranberry & orchid bogs), Lighthouse Beach (tidal pools), Camp Hero Bluffs, Point O’Woods Walk and Big Reed Pond. See nesting pine and prairie warblers, bank swallows, screech owls, Baltimore orioles and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Trip leaders: Mike Bottini, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Cost: $385.00 includes 2 nights at the Manor House (heated indoor/outdoor pools), 4 meals plus a wine & cheese welcome reception, 5 guided hikes, 2 evening programs, an evening star watch, plus free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk. Optional paddleboarding/kayak trip. This trip is in partnership with NYC Audubon. For questions and reservations email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

To pay by credit card click here. To pay by check, write check to American Littoral Society and mail to: American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

 

Maine and Canadian Coasts Trip

June 21 - 29, 2014

Guides: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society and Carol Borneman

Visit Bonaventure Island and see the gannet colony along with other coastal scenic areas. See moose, black bear, nesting bald eagles and rural wilderness.

In partnership with NYC Audubon. For questions email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

 

Cape Ann Whale Watch Weekend

August 14 – 17, 2014

Guide: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

Spend three nights in historic Gloucester, MA. Cost: $395.00 per person includes lodging (double occupancy), half day whale watching trip, lobster/seafood dinner, Essex River marsh cruise, canoeing on the Ipswich River, guided hike at nearby state park and a visit to Parker River Wildlife Refuge. This trip is in partnership with NYC Audubon. For questions email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

To pay by credit card, click here.  To pay by check, write check to: American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

 

 

 

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

Sat Apr 19 @ 8:00AM -
Surf Fishing Clinic at Sandy Hook
Sun Apr 20 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area
Tue Apr 22 @ 6:00AM -
Cooking with Marilyn
Tue Apr 22 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Earth Day video screening on Delaware Bayshore beach restoration for at-risk wildlife
Fri Apr 25 @ 2:00PM -
Earth Day Arbor Day Trees of Sandy Hook Walk
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Adopt a Swamp pink training
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Beach Cleanup w/ Rotary Club
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