Stories from the Bay
The American Littoral Society needs your help to bag shell for two new intertidal reefs to be built in the Delaware Bay this spring. We have the materials in place, but need some helping hands to fill the bags on Saturday, Jan. 28 & Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Foul weather dates are Sunday, Jan. 29 & Feb. 26. The work will take place at 8779 Berry Ave., Port Norris, NJ.
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The bagged shell will be used at one of the horseshoe crab beach restoration projects along the Delaware Bay. Reefs off those beaches provide calmer waters for horseshoe crab spawning, as well as habitat for juvenile fish and invertebrate species.
The work will take place on the docks of the Maurice River. It will involve cutting and tying bags, filling mesh bags with shells, and stacking the bags. The shell bags will weigh approximately 20 pounds each. The task will be dirty and a bit smelly, so be sure to dress appropriately.
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.For more information, please contact Quinn Whitesall at Quinn@littoralsociety.org.
Quinn will also be bagging shell on the following Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (Lunch not provided):
February 1, 2, 7-9, 21-23, 28
March 1, 2, 14-16, 21-23
Bagging will be weather dependent, so please contact Quinn if you plan on attending any of the weekday bagging days.