Kyle Patterson is a Jersey local from Middletown and was fortunate enough to live 20 minutes away from Sandy Hook for most of his life. Having grown up so close to the ocean and participated in many nature-based activities, such as the Boy Scouts and various environmental clubs in high school, he decided very early on that he wanted to dedicate himself to conservation.
He graduated Paul Smith’s College with a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Science and has since worked a plethora of conservation-related positions in Oregon, California, Florida, and Alabama. While Kyle loves to travel, he is excited for the amazing opportunity to give back to his home state and local community and aid the conservation efforts of The Littoral Society in his position.
He took over the position of the Shuck It, Don’t Chuck It (SIDCI) Program Coordinator in September of 2022, and hopes to build upon and expand the amazing efforts of his predecessors. He aspires to bring as many local restaurants into the shell recycling program as possible so that the shoreline restoration efforts go unhindered and well-supported. He also hopes to speak with as many people as possible on the importance of shoreline conservation and how the SIDCI program plays an integral role.
B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Science, Paul Smith's College
Shuck It, Don’t Chuck It! Program Coordinator
18 Hartshorne Dr. Suite 1
Highlands, NJ 07732