Saturday and Sunday, June 29 & 30
9 a.m. - Noon
Sunset Cove Park
Meet at West 22nd Road & Shade Creek Road
Join the American Littoral Society for marsh grass planting within this newly restored NYC park.
Planting events will be hosted by the American Littoral Society in partnership with the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and NYC Parks.
To volunteer, please register via the provided links below:
Click Here to Register for June 29
Click Here to Register for June 30
For more information please contact the American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896 or e-mail
The American Littoral Society has filed a lawsuit against the Borough of Deal, NJ to protect public access to the beach. The Borough recently took action to sell a street end, Neptune Avenue, to a waterfront developer for $1 million. Neptune Avenue is used by the general public, fishermen and surfers to access the beach for recreational uses.
“Public access to the beaches and tidal waterfronts of our state is constantly under attack” said Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society. “We are taking this action to prevent the loss of this important public accessway to the beach, and to ensure that other towns aren’t tempted to sell off the public’s rights to the highest bidder.”
For many years, Neptune Avenue has been used by beachgoers to access the adjacent beach. Fishermen, surfers and other members of the public have regularly parked on the easterly end of the street. The street end is included as a beach access point on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s New Jersey Public Access locations website.
Coastal communities are taking actions to support regional ocean planning, ban intentional balloon releases, and oppose offshore oil and gas activities
Less than a year ago in September of 2018, the City of Asbury Park became the sixth New Jersey municipality to be recognized as a Champion of the Coast by the American Littoral Society. The recognition followed Asbury Park’s adoption of an ordinance banning intentional balloon releases, marking the third action in a series required by the Society to achieve Champion of the Coast status.
Soft plastics, like balloons, are the type of pollution most likely to cause death in birds and turtles who ingest them, and animals can also become entangled in the attached balloon ribbons.
The Littoral Society launched the Champions of the Coast initiative in 2018 shortly after the Department of the Interior released a Draft Proposed Plan for new offshore oil and gas leases. The goal is to recognize local voices that support coordinated and collaborative planning for use of our shared ocean spaces.
It was an honor to be joined by the First Lady of Japan, Mrs. Akie Abe and the office of the Consulate General of Japan on September 26 for a shoreline cleanup of Jamaica Bay. Participants in the cleanup also included staff from the National Park Service and Gateway National Recreation Area, as welll as several volunteers.
From September 23 to September 27, Mrs. Akie Abe visited the New York accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo, where she had various exchanges with many people. In addition to participating in a beach cleanup on September 26, she also visited the American Littoral Society offices in Jamaica Bay and received a briefing from Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the Society, and Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Program Director, about Littoral Society conservation activities in the Jamaica Bay.
Join the American Littoral Society to canoe one of the Pine Barrens' gentlest and most relaxing rivers, the Wading River.
On Friday, June 28, Naturalists from the Society will guide you on a three-hour cruise of this unique and world-renowned New Jersey habitat. Together, we'll paddle through deep and shaded stands of the Atlantic white cedar forest, enjoy blueberries and azaleas in bloom, and enjoy a river-side lunch where we discuss Pine Barren history and tales of the Jersey Devil.
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Be sure to have a camera ready as you drift by remnants of Colonial settlers, towering pitch pines and beaver dams.
Children are welcome, but small children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Life-jackets and transportation back to the parking area will be provided by the canoe company.
Allot three hours for the trip and lunch break, however recent rains may make the trip slightly shorter.
WHAT TO BRING: Wear shoes that can get wet (beach sandals or sneakers that can get wet), bring a change clothes and leave them in your car, lunch in a waterproof container, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), bug repellent, re-usable water bottle and a dry bag if you have one (they are available to rent). Pack your cell phones in a resealable plastic bag and keep it securely on you.
Provide your own transportation to Mick's Pine Barren Canoe Rental, 3107 County Road 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019, Departure from Mick's is at 9:30 a.m., so plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before then. Cost: $50 per Littoral Society member, $60 for non-members.
Advance registration is required. For more information contact Nicole Haines, American Littoral Society Education Director at 732-291-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pictured are (left to right): Bobby Cook, Vice President, Small Business Lender, OceanFirst Bank, Nicole Haines, Littoral Society Education Director, Hillary Critelli, Littoral Society Director of Development, Joe Tuzzio, Vice President, Business Banking Lender, OceanFirst Bank, and Jennifer Harmon, Training Coordinator, OceanFirst Bank.
The American Littoral Society would like to thank the OceanFirst Foundation for donating $1,500 to sponsor six scholarships to the 2018 Sandy Hook Coast Camps, which run July 8-12 and August 5-9 this year.
Littoral Society camps allow children in grades 5-8 to have a great time while exploring the natural world. They do this by getting sand between their toes and their hands in the water under the guidance of our trained staff.