Come "shell-a-brate" with the American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation as we build another oyster reef in Delaware Bay. The free event will take place at Thompsons Beach, 163 Thompsons Beach Road, Maurice River Township, Cumberland County,NJ on Saturday, April 8 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
There will be family fun and food for this happy occasion, but we're also going to do a bit of work. The work will include carrying bags of shell to a site just off the beach.
Learn to read a beach, bait a hook and cast from the beach at the Littoral Society Surf Fishing Clinic with Fish Tagging Director Jeff Dement.
The clinic will be held Saturday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Littoral Society Headquarters, 18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732. map
The American Littoral Society Rumson St. Patrick’s Day parade experience was a big hit on March 12, thanks in no small part to Doug Douty of the Lusty Lobster and his walking oyster bar.
Our float highlighted the Society’s "Shuck It, Don't Chuck It!" oyster shell recycling program and the “Bags in the Bay” pilot project being expanded to the Two Rivers Area as part of ongoing Society efforts to help clean up New Jersey’s bays and estuaries.
The Bags on the Bay restoration research project has been underway in Barnegat Bay since 2016. The project involves hanging bags of recycled shells off docks. The bags are periodically pulled out of the water to catalog the species inhabiting the bag with a heavy emphasis on searching for natural oyster spat on the shells. Once analyzed, the shells are re-bagged and rehung.
Looking for a great way to cap spring break or raise your spirits for Easter? Maybe you're just looking for something to whet your appetite for Earth Day or a sumptuous brunch with the family.
You can do all of that AND help the American Littoral Society care for the coast by participating in the 2nd Annual Lobster Run on Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. in Asbury Park, NJ. Once again the Society will partner with Langosta Lounge and Split Second Racing for this fun and fulfilling event.
Volunteers are needed for a dune grass planting event on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Middletown Township, NJ. The event will be hosted by Middletown Township, in coordination with the Ideal Beach Community Association and American Littoral Society.
Planting dune grass is more than an excuse to get out on the beach during colder months. Dunes are crucial for protecting beaches and nearby communities during storms and providing habitat for all sorts of coastal life. Dune grass is the glue that holds dunes in place and helps them grow.
Come out and support the American Littoral Society at 2017 Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The parade route starts on Allen Street and River Road and ends at the intersection of Carton Street and Forrest Avenue (approximately one mile long).
The Society hopes to field another award-winning float that will highlight the Society's work to protect and restore area rivers and bays in the Two Rivers area. This year the theme will be our oyster shell recycling program - Shuck It, Don't Chuck It!