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Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m.

Introducing the 1st Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast. The event is for all ages and ability levels. Bring your spouse, kids, nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Form a team with co-workers or denizens of your favorite bar. Whet your appetite for lobster with a spring ramble through beautiful Asbury Park, NJ.

Race registration proceeds will benefit the American Littoral Society. The race will be followed by a lobster bake on the boardwalk at Langosta Lounge. Click here to register for the run/walk and bake. Register before April 16 to get early discount, price increase on April 17.

Start and finish: The Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Avenue and Second Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

• 2:30 p.m. Registration Begins/Packet Pick-up

• 4 p.m. Run/Walk Start

• 4:45 p.m. Lobster Bake

• Live race results posted

• Awards for top three male and female finishers, and age group winners

Course Map

Parking available across the street and plenty of parking in public lots. Event is rain or shine.

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Work has begun on the key component for restoration of Wreck Pond in Spring Lake, NJ. The American Littoral Society and friends of the project will mark the occasion with a construction kick-off event on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.

The event will take place on the boardwalk at the corner of Brown and Ocean avenues in Spring Lake, NJ. In case of rain, the event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to join us.

Read more: Construction Kick-Off Event for Wreck Pond Restoration

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An appellate court last month effectively negated the state Department of Environmental Protection’s authority over public access to beaches and waterfronts in New Jersey by tossing out the DEP’s existing rules governing that access. Reaction from the environmental community was mixed; some groups dissatisfied with the rules praised the decision while calling for quick action to establish new regulations. Others are fearful of the impact that the DEP’s loss of authority may have on public access and are urging an appeal of the decision.

In a recent interview with The Asbury Park Press, Tim Dillingham, executive director of the American Littoral Society, explained his organization’s views and how environmentalists as a whole are interpreting the court ruling.

"The Littoral Society believes that it is imperative that the Legislature pass a bill that clearly and unequivocally grants DEP the authority to adopt rules that regulate and promote meaningful public access to the waterfront. Without that, it would seem that any rules adopted on an emergency basis or otherwise would be highly susceptible to a jurisdictional challenge. Before the 2012 rules were invalidated, significant provisions of the 2007 rules also were invalidated on jurisdictional grounds. So any new rule, emergency or otherwise, is vulnerable to a challenge without the Legislature granting DEP this authority.

“We have urged the DEP to seek review by the New Jersey Supreme Court because we believe it is essential that in order for the public’s right to access the waterfront to be implemented and protected, the DEP needs to have the power to adopt regulations that provide for and regulate public access."

This content is excerpted from The Asbury Park Press. Read more from the interview by clicking here.

NY New Years walkKick off the New Year by taking a walk with us, in New York or New Jersey. What better way to start the year than with a brisk hike, some shared refreshments, and our annual attempt to signal across the bight?

Both walks begin at 11 a.m., regardless of weather. As per our 31-year tradition, at noon both groups will attempt to signal each other across the New York-New Jersey Bight. Past attempts have involved light reflectors, bottle rockets and smoke signals.sandy hook new years walk

Read more: Greet New Year with NJ and NY walks

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