Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jersey Give Back for Environmental Non-Profits

Via the Dodge Foundation blog, I discovered that they are highlighting this month organizations featured in their Jersey Give-Back Guide. This is an annual, seasonal project of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the guide features some of NJ's nonprofits in the hope that you might consider them in your year-end donations.

The one that caught our environmental eye first is the Bayshore Center at Bivalve which was founded in 1988 to “motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example.” 

They have restored the 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner AJ Meerwald as a sailing classroom and created the Bivalve Center which is their Maurice Riverfront home. There, the restored 1904 Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves serve as a maritime center of national significance, homeport to the MEERWALD and the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center . New Jerseyans can experience the heritage, ecology and ship-building and fishing history of the Delaware Bay.

The Bayshore suffered severe economic and ecological damage from Hurricane Sandy, but it was not designated as a region to receive federal assistance, so our private support for the Center at Bivalve helps people living throughout Bayshore area of south Jersey.

You can make a donation to the Center via the Dodge "Jersey Give-Back Guide" at JerseyGivebackGuide.org, and if you click on the Environment category, you will find the Bayshore Center at Bivalve and also:

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