By Toni Rose Tablante, American Littoral Society Habitat Restoration Technician
Hello everyone! It’s Toni Rose and I am the American Littoral Society’s new Habitat Restoration Technician for the Delaware Bayshore. I thought it might be fun to share my adventures with you as I explore the Bayshore and learn more about the area, so here it goes.
To start off with a little bit about me – even at a young age, growing up in North Jersey, I always knew I wanted to pursue a profession that would get me closer to the coast and experience more of New Jersey’s environment and wildlife. So, I went to Rutgers and got a degree in Marine Science.
Shortly after graduating, I started working for New Logic Marine Science Camp and later as a fisheries technician for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection while interning for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ.
These awesome experiences have led me to my new adventure: joining the American Littoral Society to rebuild habitats for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds and help educate the community. I plan to make this a recurring segment on our blog, so follow me as I start this new position and write about what I’m up to!
My first week consisted of a lot of touring. On day one, I drove up to Sandy Hook where our headquarters is located, and Capt. Al Modjeski showed me around. We visited perfect birding areas and the bayside building remains of the old army fort.
See you on the beach! #ToniRoseExplorestheBayshore