If you're planning to visit the Red Bank Guinness and Oyster Fest this weekend, stop by the American Littoral Society tent to talk or clear your plate. We'll be right next to The Lusty Lobster stand.
The festival, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 7 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 1) is one of our favorite annual events. It's not just because we like oysters and beer, but also because we love talking to people about the work we're doing locally and elsewhere. Work that often involves oysters.
Rescued Seal Returned to Wild
Last week the National Aquarium in Baltimore released a grey seal back into the wild at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. The seal, named after a Harry Potter character, had been found stranded on an Ocean City, Maryland beach in May of this year.
The Aquarium’s animal rescue team released “Luna Lovegood” at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey after she made a full recovery. Luna was suffering from pneumonia and lacerations when rescued. She was treated for dehydration and a case of lung worms. During treatment and recovery at the National Aquarium, she managed to gain 20 pounds.
This year's Sandy Hook End of Summer Party should be a tasty extravaganza for beer enthusiasts and oyster lovers, thanks to Ross Brewing Company of Red Bank, NJ. Ross will be bringing five beers to the party on Friday, September 8, including two made specifically for the American Littoral Society.
Beer fans won't want to miss this opportunity to try the brews that will be on tap at the event. But there are plenty of other attractions for those with different tastes, including a breath-taking view, live music and dancing, cocktail and wine bars, a special auction, and loads of gourmet food from The Lusty Lobster, The Whistling Onion, Salt Creek Grill, and Bahr's Landing.
Buy your tickets now. The 2017 End of Summer Party will be held at the North Beach Pavilion of Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit from 6:30 - 11 p.m.
For beer enthusiasts, here's a rundown of the beers being poured:
Join In New York Beach Cleanup
You can help keep New York state's beaches keep looking lovely by joining in the New York State Beach Cleanup on September 16.
The American Littoral Society organizes New York's annual participation in the International Coastal Cleanup. Hundreds of volunteers help clean shorelines and document the debris throughout New York state. The collected data helps inform ocean pollution protocols and regulations.
The Society has led the New York State Beach Cleanup for more than thirty years. During the 2016 NYS Beach Cleanup, 6,645 volunteers in 24 counties removed 66,831 pounds of debris along 234 miles of shoreline. Go to: www.nysbeachcleanup.org to register as a beach captain or to volunteer for a cleanup near you.