Yesterday's repeal of the National Ocean Policy is a retreat from common sense policies designed to protect coastal environments, communities and economies. The National Ocean Policy was the result of decades of bi-partisan research, recommendations, and public outreach. Its implementation centered on ensuring our federal government is more transparent, inclusive, efficient, and responsive to the priorities of the nation's coastal states and stakeholders, while looking for ways to ensure healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems for future generations.
"The National Ocean Policy has served as our country's commitment to protecting our ocean ecosystems and ushering in a new era of good ocean governance," said Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society. "The replacement order guts the NOP as a stewardship policy and instead, creates a policy centered on utilizing the ocean, not prioritizing its protection for sustainable use."
Helen Henderson to Make Presentations on Littoral Society Pollution Reduction Projects in Barnegat Bay
A naturalized bio-retention basin at Laurel Commons Carnation Circle in the Barnegat Bay watershed.
The American Littoral Society's Helen Henderson will be making presentations on Tuesday and Thursday (June 12 and 14) at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection 2018 Water Quality Restoration Grants for Nonpoint Source Pollution Public Information Sessions. Helen will be talking about Littoral Society projects to help reduce the flow of pollutants – including fertilizer, pet waste, automotive fluids and road salt – into Barnegat Bay.
The information sessions are provided as part of New Jersey's 2018 Fiscal Year Request for Proposals, which solicits applications for eligible nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects to be considered for funding under the Water Quality Restoration Grant Program. Up to $10M in grants are available for watershed restoration, enhancement, and protection strategies that address NPS pollution within the Barnegat Bay Watershed.
Please join the American Littoral Society for our 2018 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 23 at Monmouth University.
In addition to our Board of Trustees election there will be a presentation from Tony MacDonald, Director of the Urban Coastal Institute at Monmouth University, and an overview of the Society’s accomplishments and programs. Directly following the election, there will be a reception where attendees can enjoy refreshments and conversation.
We are truly excited to see you all bright and early tomorrow morning! We just wanted to send one more personal note to everyone. Things to remember: