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: 
Whale Pond Cleanups: We continue our cleanups with a coalition with Monmouth University, all the towns in the Whale Pond Brook watershed, and the NJ Friends of Clearwater. Our long-range 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. Help explore, enjoy and protect this beautiful watershed.  Our Sierra dynamo heading the clean-up of Whale Pond is Conservation Chair Faith Teitelbaum at faithtei@aol.com.
 
Help Needed for Other Cleanups: If you would like to participate in cleanups of our other local waterways, please contact another dynamo, Laura Bagwell at l.bagwell3@verizon.net. Laura focuses on the Red Bank area watersheds. In this effort, we work with the Navesink Swimming River Group which, since 2002, has removed more than 20 tons of debris from our local banks and streams. Alas, pollution never ends; we are in constant need of volunteers.
 
 

Come to our Next Meeting

Monday, April 27 at 6:00 pm — The Future of Monmouth County's Open Space
The only remaining major “dig” of dinosaur bones in NJ is in Mantua Township, headed by Dr. Ken Lacovara, a celebrated paleontologist from Drexel University. At the New Jersey dig, Lacovara has been working with a team of student researchers, plus over a thousand volunteers, for about the last six years. Their excavation work has unearthed many fossils, including a 7-foot long prehistoric crocodile and a bus-sized predator. Dr. Lacovara maintains that today’s birds are dinosaurs, and not just a species evolved from dinosaurs. The issue, though still debated by some paleontologistsApril 27 and taxonomists, increasingly suggests the chirping little critters are really dinosaurs, a caution we mammals should not ignore. Since the 17th Century, New Jersey’s marl pits were the first consistent sources of dinosaur remains until marl mining declined in the 20th century.  More Information.

 

Date Event More Information
Mon, 04/27/2015 Dinos Soar in New Jersey - Still
6:00 PM

Brookdale Community College, Warner Student Life Center, Twin Lights Room, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, USA
Mon, 05/18/2015 Is NJ Running Out of Water?
6:00 PM

Brookdale Community College, Warner Student Life Center, Twin Lights Room, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, USA

Political and Economic Aspects of Environmental Regulations

Mapping Surface and Deep-Water Ocean Currents

Annual Summer Pot-luck Picnic

Sea Level Rise and Land Subsidence on NJ Coast

Ship Wrecks off the NJ Coast

CANCELLED Health of the Oceans - Science Monday

The Future of Monmouth County's Open Space

Yes, You Can! Exploring the Power of One Committed Person

Dinos Soar in New Jersey - Still

Is NJ Running Out of Water?