dolphinsNew Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore Region remains one of the state’s last bastions of rural life and coastal wilderness. It is recognized internationally for its exceptional wildlife and habitats. The Delaware Estuary is designated as a Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands signed in 1975 and as a site of Hemispheric Importance in the WHSRN, an intercontinental network of protected sites.  Made up of Cumberland, Cape May, and Salem Counties, the region is “ground zero” for many of New Jersey’s threatened and endangered species and hosts the state’s largest population of American Bald Eagles. Vast farm-belts, unspoiled tidal waterways and coastal forests drain into the Delaware Bay through scenic waterways that include the Maurice, Cohansey and Salem Rivers and Stow, Alloways, Oldman’s, Dennis, Dias, and Green Creeks.  It is no wonder that New Jersey’s “other shore” is an international destination for recreational boaters, fisherman, beach-goers and birders. 

To protect this region’s ecological integrity, rural character, and quality of life weEledora Marshes Delaware Bay

  • Build networks of contiguous preserved coastal lands that protect habitat, wildlife, and water quality through our Coastal Sanctuaries program
  • Arm citizens with the knowledge and tools they need to decide for themselves the future character of their own landscapes through good old-fashioned grass roots organizing  
  • Launch strategic new voices for the coast like Friends of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and the Cohansey Area Watershed Association
  • Conduct and promote research that underwrites our highly effective advocacy including studies Atlantic sturgeon in Delaware Bay, horseshoecrab habitat, the impact of sea level rise on coastal areas, and the sources of pollution in the Cohansey River.
  • Engage members of the community in restoring oysters to Delaware Bay through Project PORTS (Promoting Oyster Restoration through Schools)
  • Teach Bayshore residents to prepare for oil spills and other catastrophic pollution events through SpillSpotters.net.  

 

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

Fri Aug 12 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Fri Aug 12 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Sandy Hook Coast Camp
Sat Aug 13 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Sun Aug 14 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Wed Aug 24 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Sat Aug 27 @ 9:00AM -
Shore Birds and Wild Edibles
Fri Sep 09 @ 6:30PM - 11:30PM
End of Summer Party
Thu Sep 22 @ 6:00PM -
Fall Equinox Walk
Fri Oct 28 @ 7:00PM -
Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock
Sat Nov 19 @12:00AM
Surf Fishing Clinic

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