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American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

Lit*tor*al (rhymes with literal)(adj.) Of, or relating to, or existing on a shore; (noun) a shore or coastal region
General Information
28 West 9th Road
Far Rockaway, NY 11693

718-318-9344

Community Organizations - Community Service/Charity
driepe@nyc.rr.com

www.alsnyc.org

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Additional Information The American Littoral Society is not a book club! It gets its name from the Latin litus meaning beach or coastal. We are an environmental organization concerned about issues that affect the littoral zone: that area on the beach between low and high tide. The American Littoral Society is a national, nonprofit, public-interest organization comprised of over 6,000 professional and amateur naturalists, with headquarters in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

The Northeast Chapter, with headquarters in Broad Channel, NY, is comprised of members in New York, the New England states, and Canada. Don Riepe, Chapter Director, is a noted wildlife photographer. Don is also the Jamaica Bay Guardian, an American Littoral Society program funded by a Jamaica Bay wetlands violation settlement imposed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Littorally Speaking, newsletter of the society, is edited by Eileen Kennedy and Barbara Toborg. Beach Cleanup Coordinator for New York State is Barbara Cohen.

The society seeks to encourage a better scientific and public understanding of the marine environment, provide a unified voice advocating protection of the delicate fabric of life along the shore, and has been protecting coastal habitats and bringing people together with the sea since 1961. The littoral zone is the source of nutrients that energize the sea. This area is also a great magnet for people. 70% of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of the shore, severely stressing marine habitat, damaging shellfish beds, reducing breeding grounds, and squeezing wildlife out of dwindling habitat.

We use public education, the media, legislation, field trips and litigation to send our message of habitat protection and law enforcement. Publications, educational programs and field trips keep members abreast of current issues.

Ads in this week's paper
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HORSESHOE CRAB
FESTIVAL
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, May 27, 2017
9am-3pm
8:30am - Meet at the Jamaica Bay Refuge visitor center
for coffee and doughnuts
9:00am - Carpooling to the horseshoe crab viewing site.
( kids welcome).
11:30am - Return to refuge visitor center.
12 noon - Lunch on your own. The refuge has picnic tables outside
and there are delis nearby.
1pm-3pm- Talks by horseshoe crab experts and ranger-guided walks
for children and general public.
The program is free but donations are most welcome to offset the program cost. This is a
partnership program between the American Littoral Society, NYC Audubon and Gateway NRA.
For more information call (718) 474-0896
or e-mail: don@littoralsociety.org.
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