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Veterans Day on the Bay

October 16th, 2015

Oyster Reef in Delaware Bay to be Dedicated to New Jersey Veterans

by Lindsay McNamara, Communications Manager

VeteransDayFlyerFinalYou and your family are “whelk-come” to join Conserve Wildlife Foundation and American Littoral Society for our Veterans Day on the Bay on Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans Day) from 1-4 PM at South Reeds Beach on the Delaware Bayshore! In April, we held a Shell-a-Bration where over 100 volunteers helped build an oyster reef at South Reeds Beach. Since its creation, we have been monitoring this living shoreline’s ability to help keep sand on the beach and provide habitat for marine wildlife.

 

On Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, we’d like to mark the progress we’ve made and dedicate the reef to all veterans.
Please join us for Veterans Day on the Bay, which will feature:

  • Raw oysters and fare from Spanky’s BBQ
  • Bonfire on the beach
  • S’mores
  • Arts and crafts for children

Help us study the wildlife living in this new reef with hands-on, interactive marine science activities like seining, trapping, trawling, and species identification!

 

The highlight of the event will be the dedication of “Veteran’s Reef” in honor of our military veterans. Attendees are invited to honor their own military veterans by inscribing that special person’s name on a shell and placing that shell on Veterans Reef.

 

This family fun day and volunteer event will be held from 1:00-4:00 PM, with the reef dedication ceremony taking place at 2:30 PM. Veterans Day on the Bay is rain or shine. Please park along Beach Drive, but be mindful of local residents’ driveways. The celebration will be a picnic-style event, so please bring blankets and chairs.

 

Join us at 2 Beach Avenue, South Reeds Beach, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

 

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Lindsay McNamara is the Communications Manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

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