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.