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
The American Littoral Society helped restore beaches at a number of locations following Hurricane Sandy and has been establishing near-shore reefs at those sites. The reefs will prevent sand loss from wind driven waves.
We have already established oyster reef living shorelines at South Reeds Beach, Moores Beach, Thompsons Beach and the eastern portion of Dyers Cove. The new reef will be built on the western portion of Dyers Cove.
Click here for more information on Littoral Society reef building projects. For additional questions and to RSVP, please contact Quinn Whitesall at firstname.lastname@example.org.