Skates and Rays talk
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Skates and Rays talk

Every summer, more and more people are encountering cownose rays swimming along the coast. But cownose rays are not the only species of rays and skates common to the Garden State. Some people might also be lucky enough to find a Mermaid’s Purse on the beach or discover a clearnose skate swimming with them in the ocean. During this presentation, meet some of the rays and skates, which are related to sharks, that you may encounter on your next summer vacation along the shore. A park naturalist will also discuss the threats facing them and what we can do to help save skates and rays.  



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Public Clean Up
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Public Clean Up

  • Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area (map)
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Volunteers Needed for Beach Clean up at Sandy Hook

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area

Parking Lot B

Please meet near Bathroom Pavilion

10:00am to 12:00pm

Parking is available in parking lot (parking is free this time of year!)

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The Life History of Foxes
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Life History of Foxes

A presentation about foxes, both gray and red, of Monmouth County. Discover their feeding and breeding habits, life history, physical features, sounds and conservation status. Many of the projected images will show close-up aspects of Eastern American Red Foxes and Gray Foxes, which are both naturally elusive and timid. Don’t miss this friendly guide to these intriguing and amazing mammals. Open to ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult.

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Every Kid Outdoors
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Every Kid Outdoors

Join members of Save Coastal Wildlife for coastal bird watching at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area as part of Ever Kid Outdoors program. Every Kid Outdoors is a national initiative that provides fourth graders with a free National Park Pass for themselves and their families to visit all of our federally managed public lands, waters, and shores.

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Monarch Butterfly Talk
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Monarch Butterfly Talk

The monarch butterfly is one of the most easily recognized butterflies in New Jersey. Every fall, this butterfly undertakes an annual migration to the mountains of central Mexico. As they fly south, the monarchs will often stop along the Jersey Shore to feed and rest. Find out more about the life history of Monarch Butterflies, what they eat and their fascinating migrations. We will also discover some of the threats to Monarch Butterfly’s long-term survival.

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FREE NATURE TALK: What Exactly Are Mollusks?
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

FREE NATURE TALK: What Exactly Are Mollusks?

If you are going to the beach this summer or have eaten seafood in the past, chances are pretty good you have encountered members of the phylum Mollusca, but didn’t know it. Mollusks are not fish, but are common critters long the Jersey Shore, from squid, scallops, snails, oysters and clams (a favorite ingredient in chowders), there are more than 100,000 known species of mollusks. Join us for a fun evening as we discover the life and times of these many surprising spineless species.

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Plastic Bag & Balloon Ban in Atlantic Highlands
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Plastic Bag & Balloon Ban in Atlantic Highlands

Please Help Us Ban Plastic Bags and the release of balloons in Atlantic Highlands.

On Wednesday, July 10th, at 7:00pm the Mayor and Borough Council of Atlantic Highlands will discuss two new town ordinances that will help to save coastal wildlife. You may not live in this town, but we can play a part to protect our beautiful wildlife from harmful plastics and balloons.

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Sail on the Schooner A.J. Meerwald
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Sail on the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Sail aboard the A.J. Meerwald, a 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner and New Jersey's Official Tall Ship! We'll set sail from Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club in this historic coastal city. SPECIAL HISTORY SAIL - Wednesday, June 26! Join Joe Reynolds, President of Save Coastal Wildlife, and hear interesting tales of Native Americans, Henry Hudson, oysters, whales, sharks, and days gone by. This event is in partnership with Atlantic Highlands Historical Society and Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club.

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Sharks of Monmouth County NJ Lecture
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Sharks of Monmouth County NJ Lecture

The Jersey Shore is home to many different species of sharks: great whites, bulls, blues and threshers to name just a few. It’s also home to the infamous shark attacks of 1916, the first known shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history, which inspired the book and movie “Jaws”. This talk will get into the history and ecology of sharks as well as why they are important to protect. Not to be missed by any shark enthusiast!

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Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest

Join folks from Save Coastal Wildlife, Clean Ocean Action and other environmental organizations as we kick off the summer in a celebration of our rivers. Save the date - Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM at Victory Park in Rumens, NJ. The event is FREE. The festival is designed to be a family-fun, interactive morning out along the Navesink River.

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Horseshoe Crab Walk
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Horseshoe Crab Walk

This will be a special program opened only to the first ten (10) people that email me at jreynolds@savecoastalwildlife.org

Meeting place will be determined later, but will be somewhere around Sandy Hook Bay (Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown).

We will travel around Sandy Hook Bay to find new Horseshoe Crab spawning sites and to help rescue crabs that often become stranded, overturned, or even impinged behind natural or manmade structures.

This program is best suited for adults and interested children ages 10 and up. NOTE: Be prepared to walk on beaches in the dark and get wet feet. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes or boots that can wet and muddy.

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Horseshoe Crab Talk
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Horseshoe Crab Talk

  • Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center (map)
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Horseshoe Crabs Trying to Survive in a Modern World          
Join us as we discover why the population of horseshoe crabs is declining and what people are doing to protect the crab through research, and what you can do to help. It will be a fascinating learning experience.



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Free Stream Assessment & Macroinvertebrate Training
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Free Stream Assessment & Macroinvertebrate Training

This is a special introductory opportunity for teachers, students, members of local environmental organizations or other interested folks to discover how to monitor water quality using just nets to examine aquatic macro-invertebrates, which are animals without a backbone that can be seen with the naked eye. 

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Seal Survey
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Seal Survey

Each year, volunteers with Save Coastal Wildlife carry out surveys of seals during the winter, when many seals have arrived to coastal waters in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to rest and feed after a busy breeding season up in northern New England and Canada.

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