Baywalk Empire: The Secret Prohibition History of South Jersey
There is a history, hidden by rising tides and familial secrets, along the Delaware Bayshore — a history of rumrunners, moonshiners and bootleggers during the Prohibition era. Read more

American Littoral Society Vigilant About Environment
RED BANK – It’s not your parents’ American Littoral Society.
The venerable environmental organization, established in 1961 has in recent years looked to expand its reach and been working on various fronts, from grassroots organizing to lobbying legislators in Trenton and elsewhere to in some cases taking the battle to the courts. Read more

Cataloging animals, plants in preparation for an oil spill
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — An effort inspired by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to catalog marine, animal and plant life along the Jersey shore and its industrial waterways is increasing knowledge of exactly what is in the water — information that could be crucial to restoring habitats and assessing penalties after any serious oil spill. Read more

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Help for polluted Shore pond on the way, Christie says
SPRING LAKE— Wreck Pond's problems were so complex — and so expensive — that residents of the five towns surrounding that coastal body of water in Monmouth County were forced to endure repeated floods and closed beaches for more than a decade. Read more.

Making Oyster Babies on the Barnegat Bay
 It may seem hard to believe. There are 1.5 million microscopic oyster larvae in a pitcher. The American Littoral Society’s starting the process of making oyster babies by pouring the larvae into a spat tank. Read more.

New Coastal Development Plan In NJ Sparks Controversy
"We continue to have high growth in areas that were shown to be vulnerable in the storm,” said Tim Dillingham, executive director of the American Littoral Society. “The department doesn’t seem to have taken that lesson to heart.” At a public hearing tonight, truths were challenging to some. Read more

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Fri Aug 21 @ 9:00AM - 01:30PM
Coastal Explorers
Sat Aug 22 @ 9:00AM -
Shore Birds and Wild Edibles Walk
Fri Sep 11 @12:00AM
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Fri Sep 18 @ 3:00PM - 03:00PM
Sandy Hook BioBlitz
Sat Sep 19 @ 3:00PM - 03:00PM
Sandy Hook BioBlitz
Wed Sep 23 @ 6:00PM -
Fall Equinox Walk
Sat Sep 26 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Sat Oct 03 @12:00AM - 12:00PM
Raptor Trust/Great Swamp Refuge
Sat Oct 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Fort Tilden Hawk Watch
Fri Oct 30 @ 7:30PM -
Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock