Horseshoe crab tagging will resume in the Shark River estuary on Tuesday, May 23 with a training/tagging event starting at the L Street Beach in Belmar, NJ. Volunteers can participate in tagging and monitoring events through June 23. Data from the work is provided to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Tagging and monitoring crabs helps provide information on population trends and crab movement, which provides a small window into the health of an important and ancient species. The spawning season of the Horseshoe Crab is the only time they come ashore and the season is just a few short weeks in May and June.
Ignite your child's love for learning with a week at the American Littoral Society's Coast Camp. Camps are being held on Long Beach Island and Sandy Hook, NJ in July and August.
Sitting at a PC or turning the pages of a book, kids can develop an interest in the coast. Standing in the surf with the wind in their face and a horseshoe crab in their hands, they can develop a passion for it.
Kids will make beautiful flags like these at the Honor Your Mother Art Show and Sale, today at Littoral Society HQ from 1-5 p.m.
Every Day is Earth Day at the American Littoral Society.
We also believe it is important to do something special on April 22, which is Earth Day every year. If you're looking for some special way to mark the occasion, let us make a few suggestions.
The American Littoral Society is hosting two great events and we need your help! Please sign up below to volunteer for the Green-up Bridgeton Litter Clean-up and the Upper Deerfield School Rain Garden Planting.
The event in Bridgeton, NJ will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Upper Deerfield rain garden planting is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The American Littoral Society, with the NJ League of Conservation Voters and other partners, is sponsoring a bus trip to The People's Climate March on DC. Join us in sending the message that the people of the United States have a right to clean air and clean water. Protecting the health of our children and families from pollution shouldn’t be open for debate.
The march is on Saturday, April 29 and the bus will be picking up our allies at multiple locations in New Jersey starting at 6 a.m. Expected return time is midnight.
The federal budget proposal from the Trump administration will be disastrous for the coastal environment and ocean dependent economy in the United States. Funding cuts across a swath of public service agencies would kill jobs, harm the economy, and make even going to the beach a risky activity.
Documents outlining the 2018 federal budget show that the plan is to cut every single federal program that helps to protect, manage, and improve our coastal and estuarine areas — and your quality of life. If carried out, these programs — which protect the environment and millions of jobs — will be eliminated or have their funding cut so severely they will be rendered ineffective.
You can help turn this around!
How? Here are two ways.
1) Please contact your elected federal officials and tell them you oppose this assault on environmental protection.
Find your Representatives and Senators, along with their office numbers, here.
It is best to call both the local district and Washington DC offices.
2) Please help support the American Littoral Society so we can continue to protect the coast for you and future generations, and are able to speak out on behalf of the coast and you on issues like this.
READ MORE for a guide for calling your elected official and additional information on this issue.