Come show your love and concern for the Ocean on Saturday, June 9 at the historicMarch for the Ocean in Washington, DC. We're making it easy for you to participate in the M4O. All you have to do is get on the bus.
The American Littoral Society, Clean Ocean Action and Surfrider have partnered to give you a free ride on the Bus for Big Blue. It will pick up passengers at two locations in New Jersey, deliver them to the rally site in DC, then bring them back at the end of the day. Those who get on board will march alongside fellow ocean lovers from all over the world as we say NO to offshore oil drilling, NO to plastic and other forms of ocean pollution, and YES to protecting our coasts and ensuring clean water for all.
Read on for more March for the Ocean information, including important information for the day of the march.
Thompsons Beach, before and after restoration. Photo provided by LJ Niles Associates.
The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has named Thompsons Beach, on New Jersey's Delaware Bayshore, one of the best restored beaches in the United States. The American Littoral Society and partners restored Thompsons Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
According to the ASBPA, the Thompsons Beach project was recognized because it had both environmental and economic benefits, used a science-based process, and showed the benefits of public/private partnerships.
The crab tagging training event scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. has been canceled due to weather.
The American Littoral Society and Shark River Cleanup Coalition will partner again this year for horseshoe crab tagging around the Shark River inlet. Volunteers can participate in tagging and monitoring events through June 23. Data from the work is provided to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
A tagging training event will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at Memorial Park in Neptune City. Participants should dress to get wet. Bring a change of clothes, flashlight, and a drill if you have one.
The schedule for horseshoe crab tagging may change due to weather but be prepared to get wet regardless of rain. Some volunteers may be assigned a specific beach to monitor around the Shark River estuary. For more information or to get a beach assignment, contact Capt. Al Modjeski, Habitat Restoration Director for the American Littoral Society, at 732-291-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re invited to join the American Littoral Society and Clean Ocean Action on a trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for the Ocean. Ride with us on our “Bus for Big Blue” and march alongside fellow ocean lovers from all over the world to say NO to offshore oil testing, leasing, drilling and spilling, NO to plastic and other forms of ocean pollution, and YES to protecting our coasts and ensuring clean water for all. Join us in celebration of the ocean and let Congress know that ocean and coastal issues matter to New Jerseyans.
A group of more than 100 organizations are hosting the March for the Ocean, which includes a flotilla down the Anacostia River, a rally at the Washington Monument, inspirational speakers, musical performances, and a pod of inflatable whales ranging from 15-87 feet long. The event will cap off with a 1.9 mile march around the White House.