Thursday, February 14, Noon (REGISTER)
Monday, February 25, 9 a.m. (REGISTER)
Saturday, March 2, Noon (CLOSED)
American Littoral Society HQ
18 Hartshorne Drive
$10 for members
Nothing says romance like spending Valentine's Day with seasonal wildlife on Sandy Hook. Bring your binoculars and join us on Feb. 14 for a trek through the park to observe the seals and waterfowl that overwinter in New Jersey. Or register online to attend one of the other scheduled walks.
Participants will be car caravanning to multiple locations in Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. Dress for the weather and expect to walk about a mile on sandy beaches.
Afterwards, warm up at Littoral Society Headquarters with snacks and toasty beverages.
Keep an eye on the Littoral Society events calendar for any additional details.
In one New Jersey town, Christmas trees will find new life protecting the shoreline.
As part of an American Littoral Society project, trees will be collected and recycled in Point Pleasant to help protect the shoreline of a tidal creek running past Slade Dale Sanctuary.
Trees can be dropped off at a donation site in town: the field behind the parking lot at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (708 NJ-88, Point Pleasant, NJ). The location will be marked. Also, Point Pleasant borough residents can leave their trees curbside for normal DPW pickup.
"We want people to think of the restoration at Slade Dale as a holiday miracle that they helped create," said Capt. Al Modjeski, Habitat Restoration Director for the American Littoral Society. "Rather than mulching or burning trees, the community came together to provide inexpensive materials that will not only restore a shoreline but help protect the surrounding area."
Littoral Society staff will be at the church on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to Noon to talk about the project. For more information, contact the American Littoral Society at 732-291-0055.