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image004We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~ David Brower
The American Littoral Society works to protect the earth by focusing on restoration and recovery of our littoral (coastal) zones.
Join us on our journey to raise funds and environmental awareness throughout the 2015 holiday season. Donate and become a shore steward; give the gift of membership to friends, family or yourself; and shop to support the Society through AmazonSmile.
This giving season, the American Littoral Society is pleased to be a featured New Jersey non-profit in the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s 2015 Jersey Give Back Guide (@JerseyGiveGuide #jerseygives).

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New Jersey could face a water crisis similar to California if the Christie administration doesn't act now.

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bill feinbergIt is with sadness that we note the passing of Bill Feinberg, one of the first members of the American Littoral Society and a long-time trustee for the Society. Bill died Monday, Nov. 2.

Bill has been referred to as a Littoral Giant, not just for his long involvement with the Society, which he joined in 1962, but also because he was a fierce defender of the coastal environment. As a practicing attorney, he helped the Society lead the fight for public beach access. He also assisted in the creation of what would become Clean Ocean Action and NY/NJ Bay Keeper by reviewing and modifying drafts of agreements between the society and those organizations.

Read more: Littoral Giant Passes Away

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Another beautiful sunny day in the 80s down at south Reeds Beach, probably one of the last few days like it. So, with the warm sun on our backs we gathered under the tent with our magnifying glasses, Peterson field guides, and sieves to identify and count the critters living in the reef. Among the mud crabs (Panopeus herbstii, Rhithropanopeus harrisii), mud dog whelks (Nassarius obsoletus), and grass shrimp (Palaemonetes vulgaris) we typically find, two species of fish were identified that day, one of which we had yet to see in our reef. One was a juvenile oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau), also known as an oyster cracker. It also seems that the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is enjoying our reef quite a bit. Shane Godshall, Habitat Restoration Coordinator, got a glimpse of them splashing around the shallow water at the base of the reef.

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