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Oct 27 (Mon), 6:30 pm
Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence on NJ Coast
Nov 24 (Mon), 6:30 pm
Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast

The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

When you join the Sierra Club in Monmouth County, New Jersey, you automatically become a member of the Jersey Shore Group.

Note that it is not necessary to be a member in order to make our acquaintance.

Shore Group Happenings:

We have had several cleanups with a coalition with Monmouth University, all the towns on the Whale Pond Brook watershed, and the N.J. Friends of Clearwater. Our goal is to clean up the watershed and educate local residents about the detrimental effects of lawn fertilizers and storm water run-off, and the importance of integrated pest management. We have held several hikes along part of the watershed and have shown the documentary film, A Chemical Reaction, which chronicles the harmful effects of common lawn and garden pesticides and one town's fight to ban them.

Help Needed for Cleanups:

If you would like to participate in cleanups of our local waterways, please contact Laura Bagwell at l.bagwell3@verizon.net. In this vital effort, our Group joins forces with the Navesink Swimming River Group which, since 2002, has removed more than 20 tons of debris from our local banks and streams.

General Meetings:

The general meetings of Sierra Club Jersey Shore group and NJF Clearwater are hosted by Brookdale Community College Environmental Club to encourage BCC students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental regulations. At the Lincroft meeting, a cash buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

To get to Brookdale, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC), where the meeting will be in the Twin Lights 1 Room. Use parking lot 7. As you walk towards the building complex, Warner will be on your left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A map is at BCC campus map

Shore Group Ex Comm meetings are held at Luigi's in Lincroft at 6:15 on the second Tuesday of the month, excluding July, August and December.

Come to our Next Meeting!

Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm — Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence on NJ Coast
Dr. Kenneth Miller of Rutgers University will discuss the research of a team of Rutgers scientists on sea level rise and land subsidence along the NJ coast. Michael Oppegaard, director of Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management, will open the discussion by describing key concerns of waterfront communities in Monmouth County.

The talk, is open to the public. More Information.

Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm — Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast
Dan Lieb, President of the NJ Historical Divers’ Association, will discuss his organization’s explorations of ship wrecks off the New Jersey coast, including two 1850s railroad steam locomotives sitting on the ocean floor just off Long Branch.

The talk is open to the public. More Information.

Need directions or more information? Call Dennis Anderson, 732-970-4327, or email dennisaza@aol.com and check upcoming meetings and other dates for your diary .

Previous years events

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005,

Conservation

Please join us as we forge ahead in our efforts to form a grassroots coalition of people who want to actively participate in helping to restore the beautiful resources of the Navevink/Swimming River and the Whale Pond Brook\Takanassee Lake watersheds. We'll be planning clean-ups, hikes, bike rides, efforts to educate the public on subjects such as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers and the colorful history of the watersheds.

Get involved in an area that interests you, or make your own area......but please join us.

Contact: Faith Teitelbaum, 732-513-5445 - Jersey Shore Group - Conservation Chair

Activities

The Jersey Shore Group provides opportunities for the following types of activities:

  • assisting local agencies in ongoing conservation projects
  • working to influence environmental decisions at local, state and national levels
  • enjoying our environment through hiking, canoeing, camping etc

If you have questions of any sort, you can always contact our membership chair, Robert Grize: nyucwnyppb@aol.com

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