Join Us for the First Installment of our "Ask A Scientist" Series Reeds Beach, NJ
Join us on the beach for the American Littoral Society’s new Ask a Scientist series, which features our expert staff answering your questions! Learn more on our website.
Rain Gardens: Living Labs for Outdoor Student Learning Bridgeton and Vineland, NJ
As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, the American Littoral Society’s Delaware Bayshore team got busy bringing students out to their school rain gardens for some outdoor exploration! Learn more on our website.
Beach Plantings and Cleanups Highlight Education Program
Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, and Perth Amboy, NJ
During April and early May, the American Littoral Society Education program hosted five beach plantings and clean ups. As part of those events, more than 8,000 native species were planted on beaches in Monmouth County, NJ and 70 pounds of trash were removed. Read more on our website.
Littoral Society Opens Second Shell Recycling Site
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
The American Littoral Society’s “Shuck It, Don’t Chuck It” Shell Recycling Program is happy to announce the opening of our second community drop-off station outside the Shore Fresh Seafood Market and Restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Read more on our website.
Littoral Society Staff Talk Restoration Projects and Protecting
Horseshoe Crab Populations on Sea Change Podcast
Listen in as staff from the American Littoral Society's restoration team talk with Jenna Valente on the Sea Change Podcast about several projects we're working on in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as the importance of maintaining healthy populations of a species that has been on Earth for at least 445 million years, the horseshoe crab.
What Did We Discover in Sandy Hook Bay? #FridayFind Out!
Cumberland County Library Hosts Two Rain Garden Programs
Our partners at Bridgeton, NJ's Cumberland County Library hosted two recent rain garden programs. Participants joined us for planting and to learn how rain gardens help prevent stormwater runoff, reduce pollution and provide wildlife habitat! See more pictures on our Facebook page.
Sandy Hook Horseshoe Crab Walk Sandy Hook, NJ Friday, May 5, 6:30pm - 8pm
Join the American Littoral Society for an evening walk at Sandy Hook to learn about some of our oldest friends, 445 million years old that is!!! Register on our website.
Women's Only Surf Fishing Clinic Sandy Hook, NJ Sunday, May 7, 8am – Noon
Join the Littoral Society's Fish Tagging Director Emily McGuckin for hands-on instruction in the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and “reading” a beach. Register on our website.
Spring Migration Warblers Walk Jamaica Bay, NY Saturday, May 13, 10 am-1 pm
Join Littoral Society naturalist Don Riepe for a digital slide program and walk around the refuge ponds and gardens to look for many species of migrating birds. Find more info and register on our website.
Cumberland County Library: What Lives in a Rain Garden?
Bridgeton, NJ Saturday, May 13, 11am - 12:30pm
Peek under a leaf, dig in the dirt, listen for the buzzing bees, and you’ll find that a rain garden is full of life! Come explore Cumberland County Library’s new rain garden with the American Littoral Society! This program is best for Grades K-4 with an accompanying adult. Younger siblings are welcome with adult supervision. Registration is required.
Cumberland County Library: Teen Rain Garden Program
Bridgeton, NJ Tuesday, May 16, 6 - 7:30pm
Teens (age 13-18) are invited to explore the library’s new rain garden and learn how it captures rainwater to prevent stormwater runoff, reduce pollution, and provide wildlife habitat. They can also join the Littoral Society for a biological survey and planting to spruce up the garden for Spring! Learn more and register to attend.
Jamaica Bay Horseshoe Crab Festival Jamaica Bay, NY Saturday, May 20, 9 am-1 pm
Meet at the refuge's visitor center parking lot and drive to a local beach to view ancient horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to lay their eggs. Find more info and register on our website.
Junior Angler Program Sandy Hook, NJ Saturday, May 20, 9 am-1 pm
The National Park Service and the American Littoral Society are partnering to teach young children surf fishing on Sandy Hook. As part of the program, we will cover the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection, and “reading” a beach. Additional events will be held through August. Register for May 20 on our website.
Bridgeton Family Day of Service
Bridgeton, NJ Saturday, May 20, 10 am-1 pm
Join the American Littoral Society, Gateway Community Action Partnership, and United Advocacy Group in the SouthEast Gateway Community for Family Day of Service. Bring your family and friends for a fun day of planting, painting, kids’ activities, and trash clean ups. Please register so we know how many will attend.
Wingin' It Spring Bird Walk
Sandy Hook, NJ Thursday, May 25, 5pm - 7pm
Spring migration is on! Grab your favorite adventure buddy and join us for a bird walk on Sandy Hook with Littoral Society "Bird nerd” and Assistant Director Lindsay McNamara. Find more information and register on our website.
Join Us for Horseshoe Crab Tagging Along the Shark River New Jersey Volunteer Tagging Dates Available May through June
Volunteer opportunities remain available for horseshoe crab tagging along the Shark River. Anyone who would like to participate can sign up through our website.
Sunset on the Bay Fortescue, NJ Saturday, June 10, 5 - 8pm
Join us along the Delaware Bayshore to celebrate spring migration! Fortescue beach is home to one of the American Littoral Society’s restoration projects, which serves to keep sand on the beach and create ideal habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Get more information and register on our website.
Members Day Sandy Hook, NJ Saturday, June 24, 9am - 2pm
Please join the American Littoral Society for Members Day, which includes awards and the annual Board of Trustees election. After the meeting, members will be treated to a BBQ picnic lunch from Local Smoke and live music from A Pair of Shoez, our own Julie Schumacher and her brother Jimmy.
If you are a current member, you should have received an email with a link to register online. If you did not receive a link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check your membership status.
Littoral Society Restoration Project Featured on NBC's Today Show Neptune, NJ
Recently, the Littoral Society's Executive Director Tim Dillingham was interviewed by NBC Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer for the Today Show. The story focused on our living shoreline project on South Riverside Drive in Neptune, NJ. Watch the Today Show story.
Wells Fargo Volunteers and Littoral Society Clean Up and
Restore New Jersey's Coastline in Recognition of Earth Month
Bradley Beach and Perth Amboy, NJ
Wells Fargo employees volunteered alongside staff from the Littoral Society to plant dune grass and clean up debris along Kent Avenue Beach in Bradley Beach and 2nd Street Beach in Perth Amboy. Read more on our website.
Volunteers Help Move Land Preservation Project Forward
With the help of volunteers, an area of forested land in southern New Jersey is now one step closer to being permanently protected as open space. Read more on our website.
Rowan University Students Visit Thompsons
Marsh and Beach Restoration Sites
Rowan University students recently spent a day visiting two American Littoral Society restoration sites along the Delaware Bay. Read more on our website!
Littoral Society Builds ‘Living Shoreline’ with Recycled Christmas Trees Point Pleasant, NJ
It was “Christmas in April” at Slade Dale Sanctuary in Point Pleasant, as volunteers and Littoral Society staff helped spruce up our living shoreline project. See the story on News 12 NJ
SJ Watersavers Discusses Collaboration in Radio Series Millville, NJ
The American Littoral Society’s work as a South Jersey Water Savers partner organization was recently featured on the POP FM 99.9 radio program Local Interviews with John Salvatore. Read more on our blog.
Volunteers Clean Up Beach in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Broad Channel, NY
Urban Coast Institute Honors Littoral Society Executive Director Long Branch, NJ
The Littoral Society's Executive Director Tim Dillingham was one selected by the Urban Coast Institute as one of this year's Champion of the Ocean award recipients. See more pictures on our Facebook page.
Littoral Society Interns Take Part in AERS Spring Meeting Long Branch, NJ
Congratulations to the Littoral Society's 2023 fish tagging interns, who attended the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) spring meeting from March 23-25 at Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ. Find more info and pictures on our blog.
Littoral Society Partner Opens Brewery in Belford, NJ Belford, NJ
Ross Brewing and its leader John Ross Cocozza are long-time friends and collaborators with the American Littoral Society. Ross opened its new brewery and taproom in April. Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham, along with officials from Monmouth County and local municipalities, and hundreds of others turned out to celebrate the long-awaited event. See more pictures on our Facebook page.