On Saturday May 8, volunteers cleaned the Lavallette Bay Beach, heard an outstanding talk on starting your own butterfly garden, and purchased native plants.
On Saturday, May 8, about thirty-five volunteers helped out in the annual Save Barnegat Bay cleanup of the Lavallette Bay Beach. Lots of trash was hauled out. In addition, we are making real progress on reducing the presence of asphalt and concrete on the bay beach. The quantity found was much less than in years past.
We also enjoyed an outstanding half hour talk by Island Beach naturalist Diane Bennett on how to start your own butterfly garden. About a dozen people enjoyed this talk at the gazebo.
And we had some native plants (cranberry bushes) on sale at bargain prices.
This event is open to the public. We hope to add some interesting features next year.
A BIG THANK YOU to the Lavallette Department of Public Works for their help, and to these volunteers who signed in:
Len & Georgia Calderaro
Judy & Fred Heim
Jim & Kay Sinnott