There are many ways that you can contribute time and talent to our work of caring for the coast. You can participate in surveys and inventories, work on restoration projects, volunteer in our education programs, write letters to lawmakers and the press about issues, contribute to our publications, help with communications (FaceBook, Twitter, website, etc.)
If you are a college student, we can arrange for internships during the school year in a variety of areas. If you are a high school student, you can fulfill community service requirements, build your college resume, and help the environment.
If you’d like to volunteer for the coast, add you name to our volunteer email list and send us an email telling us a little bit about what you are interested in doing. Be sure to tell us when you are available (weekdays, evenings, weekends, summers), where you live, and any special skills you might have.
We need your help restoring Delaware Bay oyster populations!
Project P.O.R.T.S. - Promoting Oyster Restoration Through Schools - is an education and community-based oyster restoration program that helps revitalize Delaware Bay oyster populations and the important fish habitat their reefs provide. The oyster is a keystone species in the bay and improves water quality, provides food, and creates habitat for countless organisms.
Students throughout South Jersey make shell-filled mesh bags as part of Project PORTS. The shell bags serve as a settlement surface for young oysters (spat) when the bay's oyster population spawns in the summer. Later in the season, we transplant the spat-on-shell to a restoration site in the bay.
A few times per year we need your help deploying the shell bags into the bay!
6/19/2013 - Port Norris
6/22/2013 - Green Creek
NOTE: Be prepared to get wet and muddy; all work requires closed-toed shoes, walking in water and lifting bags that weigh approximately 15 lbs. Participating children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a responsible adult.
Thank you for your interest in helping to restore oysters and the critical habitat they provide in Delaware Bay!
Project PORTS is funded by:
Each summer, we hire one or two college interns to work in our Education and Outreach program on Sandy Hook. We generally announce this in January on our web site and at various schools in the region.
|Thu Nov 14 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Native Plant Society Meeting
|Sun Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM|
24th Annual Holiday Fundraiser for Northeast Chapter in Broad Channel, Queens
|Thu Dec 12 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Native Plant Society Meeting
|Thu Dec 12 @ 6:00PM - |
Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Presented by NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
|Sat Dec 21 @10:00AM - 01:00PM|
Winter Birds & Survival Walk in Jamaica Bay
|Wed Jan 01 @11:00AM - |
New Year’s Day Beach Walk - Sandy Hook, NJ
|Wed Jan 01 @11:00AM - 01:00PM|
New Year's Day Beachwalk @ Fort Tilden
|Sun Jan 05 @10:00AM - 12:00PM|
Wild Winter Nature Hike
|Fri Jan 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Montauk Winter Weekend with NYC Audubon
|Sun Feb 02 @10:00AM - 12:00PM|
Exploring Dead Horse Bay