Fantastic Weather Highlights Annual New Year's Day Walks
Breezy Point, NY and Sandy Hook, NJ
Christmas Tree Collection Keeps Littoral Society in Holiday Spirit
Point Pleasant, NJ
The Littoral Society remains in the holiday spirit thanks to the ongoing collection of used Christmas trees for the Slade Dale restoration project. Learn more at our website!
Whale Sightings Highlight Initial Eco-Cruise
With the start of the new year, the Littoral Society began a series of eco-cruises in partnership with the Seatstreak Ferry. While the 3-hour excursions - which will continue out every Saturday through the end of March - are predominantly for seeing seals and birds, we saw some unexpected visitors during the inaugural voyage! Learn more on our website.
Initial Phase of Living Shoreline Project Nears Completion
Neptune Township, NJ
Over the past two months, work has been underway in Neptune Township, NJ to build a living shoreline that will help protect the surrounding community from nuisance flooding while also creating habitat for wildlife. Learn more about the project and associated volunteer opportunities.
Society Among Recipients of Grant for Natural Climate Solutions
Shell Pile, NJ
The American Littoral Society has been named one of the initial recipients of a New Jersey grant program designed to fund projects that use nature-based techniques to combat the effects of climate change. Discover more about the grant and the project it will help fund!
Society Honored with NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence Award
Sandy Hook, NJ
Just before Christmas, the American Littoral Society was recognized as one of the winners of New Jersey's 23rd Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. The Society was honored for work on Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats, specifically for constructing oyster reefs to help improve the resiliency of beaches and shorelines. Learn more at our website.
Community-Based Project Aims to Protect Forked River Beach
Lacey Township, NJ
Historically, Barnegat Bay had over 12,000 acres of eastern oyster beds. Today, nearly the entire natural oyster population is gone. With their elimination, Barnegat Bay not only lost the oysters themselves, but the ecosystem services they provided such as water filtration, wave energy mitigation, and habitat for other marine life. Find out what the Littoral Society is doing about that through a project at Forked River Beach, NJ.
Helping Pollinators Help Us: Littoral Society Kicks Off Environmental Stewardship Program with Students at South Jersey High School
Over the past 5 months, students in Agriculture Research and Development and Animal Science classes at Cumberland Regional High School in Bridgeton, NJ explored the impacts of climate change and habitat loss on pollinators while getting their hands dirty in an environmental stewardship project led by the American Littoral Society. Learn more about this program.
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