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Protecting Special Places

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Did you know? Each spring New Jersey hosts the largest concentration of shorebirds in North America! From about the first week in May to the second week in June, the biggest gathering of horseshoe crabs in the world comes to Delaware Bay to spawn. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds arrive on the Bayshore to refuel on horseshoe crab eggs at a critical stopover during their migration. Delaware Bay is an extremely important area for a number of at-risk wildlife, including Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs. American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation are restoring this significant habitat in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Learn more about our restoration work on our newly created project website: www.RestoreNJBayshore.org.

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New Jersey shorebird now federally protected as threatened
species under Endangered Species Act

Wildlife conservation organizations leading the effort to restore New Jersey's Delaware Bay beaches for at-risk shorebirds today applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate the Red Knot, a migratory shorebird, as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. A "threatened" designation means a species is at risk of becoming endangered throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Read more: Red Knot Listed as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Beachgrass Class - March 7 at 12:00pm

Speaker: Stevie Thorsen, American Littoral Society, Education Director.

During Hurricane Sandy, some of the hardest hit areas were those that did not have any protection from dunes. This series will focus on the important role that natural dune systems play in protecting our coast from powerful waves and wind. Dune dynamics and the native plant species that inhabit the dunes will also be discussed. After lunch, there will be a field visit to a nearby dune system in need of restoration where participants will be invited to help plant American beachgrass.

Address: Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Notice: The lot accross from Langosta is FREE parking but curbside parking is not.

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 Registration is required by payment.

Lunch n' Learn

The White House released an agenda to enhance the resilience of our Nation's natural resources, especially estuaries and coastal resources, in the face of climate change. Click here to get the details. We commend the White House for this increased priority and investment in our country's coastal natural resources. The American Littoral Society was highlighted for its work to increase resilience.

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

Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM -
Lunch and Learn
Fri Mar 13 @10:00AM -
Winter Water Fowl and Seal Walk
Thu Mar 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting
Fri Mar 20 @ 5:00PM -
Spring Equinox Walk
Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Early Spring Bird Walk!
Fri Apr 17 @ 1:00PM -
Old Dune Trail Walk
Fri Apr 24 @ 2:00PM -
Arbor Day Tree Walk
Sat Apr 25 @ 8:00AM -
Surf Fishing Clinic
Sun Apr 26 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup
Sat May 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
NYC Audubon Spring Migration Workshop