The American Littoral Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary by inviting anyone and everyone from Montauk to the Delaware Bay to participate in its Share the Shore event this Saturday.
According to a release from the organization, shore lovers, beach walks, surfers, fishermen, divers, and others will join together to show the world how and why they love the shore, and to promote efforts that protect the ocean and our valuable coastlines. Share the Shore is the theme for dozens of smaller events that have been participant-created and planned.
The American Littoral Society is a membership-based, coastal conservation, non-profit organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ with offices in Trenton and Millville, NJ; Broad Channel, NY; and Sarasota, Florida. Its mission is to promote the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, defend the coast from harm, and empower others to do the same.
Locally, events are taking place in Red Bank along the Navesink River, and at locations in Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport and the Shrewsbury River.
Along the Navesink River, there will be free yoga lessons, photography, kayaking and rowing. You can register to do your favorite shore activity by clicking here. In Red Bank, Cindy Burnham and the Maple Cove Kayakers will be holding demonstrations. Just next door from the cove at the Red Bank Public Library, a topical book display will help highlight the area’s natural resources.
The Littoral Society, along with help from event goers who will take photos and videos, will link together all participating sites by creating a virtual tour of the coast and sharing it online, a tour it hopes will send a message about the importance of caring for the coast.
The American Littoral Society has spent the last 50 years promoting the study and conservation of marine life and its habitats, defending the coast from harm, and empowering others to do the same.
Share the Shore will be a great celebration of everyone’s favorite “shore things” and places while helping launch the American Littoral Society’s next 50 years of coastal conservation. To register for an event in your area, create an event of your own, or for more information, go to www.sharetheshore.net.
To learn more about the Society and its work, visit www.littoralsociety.org.