On Thursday, March 16, 2018, the American Littoral Society's Habitat Restoration department was awarded $15,000 by the New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership (NJCWRP) to restore portions of the marsh edge at the Slade Dale Nature Sanctuary in Point Pleasant, NJ.
The project will get underway in September 2018 and is the first in New Jersey to use recycled Christmas trees to restore marshland. Trees for the project came through a municipal donation/collection effort.
Other funding sources and partners for the restoration project include the National Oceanographic Aeronautic Administration; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Point Pleasant Rotary Club; Borough of Point Pleasant; Nature Conservancy; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Atlantic Lifts, Dock, and Bulkheads; and Pinelands Nursery.
Come shell-a-brate the ongoing restoration of the Delaware Bayshore with the American Littoral Society on Saturday, March 31 from 3-6 p.m. You can lend a hand with building our fifth reef in the area, just off a beach we restored after Hurricane Sandy. The event will take place at Dyers Cove in Newport, NJ.
The work will include carrying bags of shell to a site just off the beach. Dress to get wet and dirty. Layers are recommended as it may be chillier on the bay. And you may want to bring a change of clothes for after the work is completed. Gloves will be provided for volunteers. Food and beverages will be provided by Spanky's BBQ following the reef build.
This event is free and open to the public. We request that you RSVP your intention to attend so we make sure there is enough food to feed all the hungry reef builders.
Address: 135 Dyers Creek Road, Newport, NJ
Register Now for 5k Run/Walk to Care for the Coast
2 p.m., Saturday, April 7 on Asbury Park, NJ Boardwalk
Lace up your running shoes and dig out your lobster bibs for the Third Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast, on Saturday, April 7 in Asbury Park, NJ. Event proceeds will benefit the American Littoral Society.
This year the event returns to an afternoon start, which will be followed by an optional after-party featuring food and drink from Asbury Park's Langosta Lounge, and lobster from The Lusty Lobster of Highlands, NJ.
The limited-registration event will have a rolling start from 2-2:45 p.m., with food from 2:20-4 p.m. and start/finish outside the Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. Registration will be open until event is full; early registration discount ends on March 23.
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY MARCH 9 TO PROTECT THE OCEAN AND COAST!
On January 4, 2018 the Department of the Interior released a Draft Proposed Plan for new offshore oil and gas leases. This radical proposal puts over 90 percent of our offshore waters up for lease to the oil and gas industry. We are working to empower citizens to make raising your voice as easy and meaningful as possible. Your comments must be submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by March 9.
This ill-conceived leasing plan puts our coastal communities, health, and national security in harm’s way. Allowing this proposal to advance will put tourism economies at risk of being destroyed; leave historic fishing livelihoods one spill away from being shut down and devastated for years; and could cause decades of living and playing along our beautiful oil-free shores to be completely swept away by a dirty, polluting industry.
Take action! Join us in opposition by sharing your personal perspectives by March 9. Your individual opposition is the most powerful way to convey to our federal representatives why this plan must be abandoned.
This represents the third in a series of blogs developed by the American Littoral Society, meant to help empower our members and fellow citizens of the coast to stand up in opposition to the recent proposal made by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
The comment period for the National Outer Continental Oil and Gas Leasing Program closes Friday, March 9, 2018.
In light of the Department of the Interior proposing the largest selloff of oil and gas leases in United States history, we offer 10 reasons that the U.S. should and could kick Big Oil to the curb. We welcome you to share this information with your family, friends, networks, and as an official comment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
"People protect what they love"
- Jacques Cousteau
This represents the second in a series of blogs by the American Littoral Society to help empower our members and fellow citizens of the coast to stand in opposition to the proposal made by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program). The proposal calls for the largest sellout of offshore oil and gas in U.S. history. We encourage you to visit our first blog to learn more about what the plan proposes, what’s at risk, and how can you get involved.
There is little doubt that the love affair between people and the coast is undying. Generation after generation, residents and visitors alike, have come together and spent countless hours enjoying our nation’s beaches. Whether it is to fish, swim, or boat – citizens flock to the coast, visiting businesses and attractions along our shores. It’s an affection that comes easy to most, which makes it even more vital that we come together to fight to protect what we love: the ocean.
We hope you will join us for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body’s (Mid-Atlantic RPB) first webinar of 2018 which will focus on next steps toward designating Ecologically Rich Areas (ERAs) in the Mid-Atlantic ocean.
Knowing where these special ecological places exist is crucial, now more than ever, to ensure informed decision making about future uses in our Mid-Atlantic ocean, as well as strengthening the ways we can protect the ocean and coast now.
What is the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and how will it affect you?
Photo credit: DVIDSHUB/Flickr
This represents the first in a series of blogs developed by the American Littoral Society, meant to help empower our members and fellow citizens of the coast to stand up in opposition of the recent proposal made by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Looking for a quick way to engage? Sign our petition to Secretary Zinke opposing new offshore drilling along the U.S. coastline.
On January 4, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a new proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program), calling for the largest sell-off of offshore oil and gas in U.S. history. This post outlines the next steps in this proposal process, dives deeper into what is proposed, and analyzes the potential impacts on our ocean and coasts, as well as the coastal communities that rely on them for jobs and money.
It is with a heavy heart that we relay the sad news that on January 17, 2018, Capt. Alan H. Anderson of Narragansett, RI passed into the next life. Besides being one of the finest and most dedicated members of the Society, Capt. Al was the Society’s most prolific fish tagger and former skipper of the charter boat Prowler.
A Jerseyite at heart, Capt. Al was born on Sept. 27, 1938 in Fords, NJ. He was the son of the late Arthur and Isabelle Anderson. Capt. Al credited his mother’s passion for fishing with igniting and feeding his own life-long love of the sport.
National parks will remain open despite the shutdown of the federal government and Saturday's American Littoral Society Seal and Waterfowl Walk will be held as scheduled at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20.
Stalled budget negotiations resulted in a federal government shutdown at midnight on Friday, January 19. However, the shutdown will not affect Gateway National Recreation Area -- which includes Sandy Hook -- and other federal parks.
We regret any confusion this uncertainty may have caused.