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Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with American Littoral Society events across New York and New Jersey!

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Delaware Bayshore Beach Restoration


"A Race Against Time" Earth Day Film Screening
Presented by the American Littoral Society and
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6-8 PM
Levoy Theatre
130 North High Street, Millville, NJ

In honor of Earth Day 2014, the American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ are pleased to present a special screening and reception for "A Race Against Time" at the historic Levoy Theatre. This thirty minute film documents the ambitious restoration of Delaware Bayshore beaches in order to restore vital habitat for at-risk horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds in the months after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.   This project is currently in its second phase and is funded by the NJ Recovery Fund. The film is produced by CWF, Greener New Jersey Productions and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. 

A question-and-answer session after the video will feature project leader and biologist Larry Niles and restoration partners, CWF Executive Director, David Wheeler and American Littoral Society's Executive Director, Tim Dillingham. Food and wine is generously provided by Runaway Chefs and Bellview Winery. This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is recommended.

For tickets, click here.


"Cooking with Marilyn - Sustainable Fish, Fowl, Oysters and Veggies"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6 PM
Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park Boardwalk
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Learn about sustainable seafood with acclaimed Jersey Shore restaurateur, Marilyn Schlossbach at a special Earth Day cooking demonstration.  The class will feature tips and techniques for choosing and preparing the best sustainable ingredients of the spring season as well as a six-course dinner with paired wines and cocktails. A portion of proceeds from the demonstration will benefit the evening's charity beneficiary, American Littoral Society. We thank Marilyn Schlossbach for her commitment to the environment and recognition of our organization! Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information or to reserve a ticket ($65.00), please call 732-455-3275 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Point Pleasant Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014 (raindate: April 27)
12-4 pm
Riverfront Park, River Road
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Join the American Littoral Society at the tenth annual Point Pleasant Earth Day festival by the beautiful Manasquan River. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a day of environmental activities, games and rides for kids along with local food and music. Stop by our table for current information about our work and join us as we host Paul Mitchell's Jersey Shore School "Green Team" from Brick, New Jersey! Students will provide haircuts, braids and "Go Green" and "Bay Blue" hair extensions. All donation proceeds go to support our work! This event is free and open to the public.



Earth Day Arbor Day Tree Walk
Friday, April 25, 2014
2 PM
18 Hartshorne Drive
Sandy Hook, NJ 07732

Join American Littoral Society staff and naturalists for our annual Earth Day Arbor Day tree walk. We will explore Sandy Hook's unique ecosystem as well as the flora, and fauna along the way. Every day here is an adventure, so bring your binoculars and cameras, you never know what exciting things you'll see out on the Hook! This walk is great for families. For reservations and directions call (732)291-0055. This event is free and open to the public.  


Earth Day in Jamaica Bay! 

With the American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and
the Broad Channel Civic Association 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 
10 AM - 3 PM 

Broad Channel, Queens, NY  


Join us for 'Earth Day in Jamaica Bay', a fun, free day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year. We need you to make this day a success! Learn about the wonders of Jamaica Bay with naturalist Don Riepe and help clean up Sunset Cove and the American Ballfields to prepare for spring. 


Volunteers will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see musician and environmentalist, Jack Johnson, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.  For volunteer registration and to see the schedule of events, click here.   



The marshes of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.   Photo by Don Riepe.

Join us in 2014!

2014 looks to be another busy year as we continue our efforts to raise environmental awareness and restore our urban coastlines through education, community & youth engagement, advocacy and habitat restoration. Our work would not be possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers, community members and partners like you so we thank you for your support and we hope you join us in 2014! 

For volunteer opportunities, news and upcoming events, please join our mailing list. 

You can also become a member or donate. 

Horseshoe Crabs on Moores Beach2013 has been exhilarating and challenging. After Hurricane Sandy, we restored 1.5  miles of horseshoe crab beach in Cape May and 33 acres of fragile salt marsh in Jamaica Bay. To see the impact of our hard work and your support, click here. Please help us continue to protect and restore the littoral zone in 2014 by giving to our year-end appeal. We all wish you a happy holiday season and hope to meet you on a beach somewhere soon.


Tim Dillingham
Executive Director


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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Fri Apr 25 @ 2:00PM -
Earth Day Arbor Day Trees of Sandy Hook Walk
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Beach Cleanup w/ Rotary Club
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Adopt a Swamp pink training
Sat Apr 26 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Earth Day in Jamaica Bay!
Thu May 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NJ Native Plant Society, Delaware Bayshore Chapter Meeting
Sat May 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Maurice River Walking Trail Spring Botany Walk
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Sterling Forest Warblers Day Trip with NYC Audubon
Sat May 10 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
Ship to Shore with Sustainable Seafood Week NYC
Sun May 11 @10:30AM - 12:30PM
Springtime Hike at Breezy Point
Wed May 14 @ 6:00PM -
Horseshoe Crab Walk