Celebrate Earth Day with Walks, Talks and Volunteer Opportunities

At the Littoral Society, we’ve got so much going on for Earth Day that we couldn’t fit it into a single day. So, if you’d like to show some love for the planet that sustains us, please join us at one of our upcoming events in New York and New Jersey.

In addition to hikes, talks and volunteer opportunities, we’ll also be hosting an Instagram challenge focused on how you can celebrate Earth Day, while also helping Mother Earth. Jump to the next article for more info our Instagram #LittorallyEarthMonth Challenge or check out the post on Instagram!

While Earth Day is officially Friday, April 22, we’re kicking it off on Thursday, April 21 with a partnership event at Cumberland County Library in Bridgeton, NJ. Participants in the Native Plant Gardening Workshop will learn how to beautify their homes while conserving water and providing vital wildlife habitat. Click here to learn more about the workshop and register.

Rockville Center’s Molloy College will be hosting a Virtual Earth Day Symposium and Long Island Eco-Summit on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don Riepe, the Littoral Society’s Jamaica Bay Guardian and long-time director of the Society’s Northeast Chapter, will be among the speakers. Riepe will speak at 10 a.m. about Long Island’s Amazing Natural Resource Productivity and Biodiversity.

Riepe will also lead a hike around the ponds and gardens of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 23. Participants will look for warblers, tanagers, herons, ibis, and many other bird species that are arriving in NYC, while also learning about migration and managing habitats for bird species. The walk is free and kid-friendly, please register so that we have an idea how many people to expect.

For those who want to get their hands in the sand, there will be volunteer work opportunities on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.

On Friday from 1 – 3 p.m., the Littoral Society will be planting dune grass on the beach at Pierces Point, which is located at End of Beach Avenue, in Cape May Court House. Please register to participate in this event. The registration site will also provide additional information about the event.

We will also be planting dune grass in Asbury Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The gathering location has yet to be determined, so please register so that we can send you event updates. You can also find additional information on the registration page.

Finally, we will complete Saturday’s activities with work at our Slade Dale Marsh Restoration site, in Point Pleasant, NJ. Participants will help from 2-4 p.m. with filling our cribbings and branchbox breakwaters with new branches and Christmas trees. Please register to participate. The registration site will also provide additional information about the event.

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