Littoral Society Loses a Valued Member of Our Family With Passing of Fish Tagging Director Jeff Dement
On Thursday, Jan. 28, we received very sad news: Jeff Dement, long-time Fish Tagging Program Director for the Littoral Society, had passed away.
Jeff loved the Society, fish, trees, and science. The tagging program and its taggers were at the center of his professional life. He loved the science and the tales taggers tell.
He was a gifted educator and taught untold numbers of young people to fish – many of whom would never have had the opportunity but for Jeff and the Society’s programs that he helped create.
His love of all things natural (and historic when it came to Sandy Hook), and sharing that knowledge defined his passions.
He will be missed as one of our family, now gone. Please hold him in your thoughts or say a prayer tonight – whatever is your custom to show respect for the good things our lives received from his time with us.
The family is planning a private ceremony, but has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Littoral Society.
~ Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society
Click here to see Jeff's Littoral Society profile
Thanks so much to those who attended the American Littoral Society's Growing Grassroots panel discussion on Dec. 16. I hope you found the discussion engaging and enlightening.
Watch the embedded recording of the panel (above) or click this link to watch it on the Society's YouTube channel, along with answers to outstanding questions, and action items to get started in your grassroots advocacy journey!
Read on for answers to questions from the webinar, as well as additional resources to aid your advocacy efforts.
Returning to the River:
MORE PEOPLE, MORE PLACES, MORE TIMES
By Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society
An explosion of people enjoying the water in kayaks, jet skis, paddle boards, tubes or just taking a dip is the result of recent improvements in water quality in the mainstem estuary of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Philadelphia, PA and Camden NJ. This exciting change demonstrates that the combination of actions by the Delaware River Basin Commission, federal, state and local agencies, citizens and clean water utilities to reduce pollution makes a difference! This improvement was celebrated this spring when American Rivers named the Delaware River its National River of the Year for 2020.
In the time following that award, the Coronavirus crisis has changed how we are thinking about getting together and living our lives. We are finding that the outdoors is the place to destress and recharge after all the different challenges that we are facing, from the pandemic and ensuing economic impacts to the movement for black lives and the struggle for racial justice.