Monday, March 27, 2017

Third Annual Shell-A-Bration on the Delaware Bay

Photo via restorenjbayshore.org

The Third Annual Shell-A-Bration on the Delaware Bay in New Jersey will be held on Saturday April 8th at 12:30pm - 4:30pm at Thompsons Beach, 163 Thompson Beach Road in Delmont.

You can volunteer to help "shell-a-brate" building a fourth oyster reef at Thompsons Beach in the Delaware Bay. The work will involve carrying bags of shell to a site just off the beach.

Dress to get wet and dirty. Layers are recommended as it may be chillier on the Bay. And you may want to bring a change of clothes for after the work is completed.

Following the reef build, enjoy a small campfire on the beach, a picnic-style lunch provided by Spanky's BBQ and family-friendly activities.

The American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation have helped restore beaches at a number of locations following Hurricane Sandy and is now working to establish near-shore shell bars at three of those sites. The reefs will prevent sand loss from wind driven waves. We have already established oyster reef living shorelines at South Reeds Beach, Moores Beach and Dyers Cove.

Although registration is not required, it is recommended. Please contact Quinn Whitesall quinn@littoralsociety.org for more information or to register.

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