It is with a heavy heart that we relay the sad news that on January 17, 2018, Capt. Alan H. Anderson of Narragansett, RI passed into the next life. Besides being one of the finest and most dedicated members of the Society, Capt. Al was the Society’s most prolific fish tagger and former skipper of the charter boat Prowler.
A Jerseyite at heart, Capt. Al was born on Sept. 27, 1938 in Fords, NJ. He was the son of the late Arthur and Isabelle Anderson. Capt. Al credited his mother’s passion for fishing with igniting and feeding his own life-long love of the sport.
National parks will remain open despite the shutdown of the federal government and Saturday's American Littoral Society Seal and Waterfowl Walk will be held as scheduled at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20.
Stalled budget negotiations resulted in a federal government shutdown at midnight on Friday, January 19. However, the shutdown will not affect Gateway National Recreation Area -- which includes Sandy Hook -- and other federal parks.
We regret any confusion this uncertainty may have caused.
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 8, to learn about how the American Littoral Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Princeton Hydro, Georgian Court University, and other partners have teamed up to combat polluted stormwater in Ocean County Park.
The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Little Theater at Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. The theater is in Jeffries Hall (which is at 2a on the linked map).
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal Thursday which could expose the entire US coast to economic and environment catastrophe by permitting drilling in virtually all U.S. continental shelf waters, including protected areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic.
"This is a radical plan that will increase the risk of disasters in all US coastal areas," said Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society, which is based on Sandy Hook, NJ. "Only a few years ago, common sense and bipartisan opposition ended a plan to open the Atlantic to drilling. Now, despite objections from even the US military, the Trump administration is jeopardizing millions of jobs and economies that contribute billions to the US GDP with a plan to not only offer leases in the Atlantic, but also open the Arctic and Pacific coast to drilling."
Bring your binoculars and join us on a trek through Sandy Hook to observe the seals and waterfowl that overwinter in New Jersey. Seal and winter waterfowl walks are scheduled for 10 a.m. on the following days: Saturday, January 20, Thursday, February 15, Saturday, February 24, Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Meet for the excursion at American Littoral Society headquarters, which is Building 18 on Officer's Row in the Fort Hancock section of Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook unit. If navigating by GPS, use 18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ. From there participants will car caravan to multiple locations on Sandy Hook Unit.