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A.J. MEERWALD 2015 Sailing Season

Mid-April - October
Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Step back in time — come aboard the restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner. The AJ MEERWALD travels to ports throughout the region, offering public sails. Private charters and education sails for school groups are also available. Visit Bayshore Center at Bivalve for sail times and locations or call the Bayshore Center at 856-785-2060 for reservations and more information.

Second Fridays By The Bay

Friday, July 10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St, Port Norris, NJ 08349
Celebrating PLAY ON THE BAY! In the Gallery: “WOODEN SHIPS, VERY FREE...” Journeys in wood by three artisans: Jim O’Neal, Sculptor; William Robbins, Furniture Craftsman; Scott Smith, wood and metal artisan and Jim Stagg, contributing wall art. Live Music 6:30-8:30 p.m.: THE JAZZTONES Regularly seen and heard at the Monroeville Winery and Vineyard on Fridays, this five-member band plays jazz standards and more! PRESENTATION: “PLAY ON THE BAYSHORE — lecture and sneak peak of BCB’S new exhibit! SUNSET NATURE WALK 8:30p.m. — Explore the salt marshes at sunset as nature settles down for the evening. Free walk with Guides from the Nature Conservancy and Bayshore Center at Bivalve. Meet group outside at foot of loading dock. Guests can dine in the Oyster Cracker Cafe or on the wharves inside our new heated tent, where our ever popular oyster Raw Bar will feature the freshest Delaware Bay Oysters, shucked while you watch, for $1 a piece. Enjoy New Jersey beers and wines as you anticipate a steaming bowl of Oyster Chowder, seafood lasagna, or a delicious dessert. Second Fridays are held at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, in the restored oyster shipping sheds on the Maurice River. The facility offers covered wharves open to the picturesque riverfront, restored historic buildings with an ambiance of times gone by, and a glimpse into one of New Jersey’s last remaining working waterfronts, and includes an art gallery, gift shop and museum exhibits related to the area’s maritime history. The sheds were at the heart of the Delaware Bay Oyster industry during the first half of the last century. The facility also serves as the home port of New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the schooner A.J. MEERWALD. Each Second Friday event includes a gallery exhibit, entertainment and a hands-on activity, all related to a seasonal or regional theme.

Cleanup at Lake Worth

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
South Jersey Land and Water Trust
We will be doing a cleanup at Lake Worth, with a nature hike and macroinvertebrate workshop afterward. Join us for a day of education, fun and service to our community! We will meet at the Lake Worth Parking Lot off of Route 30 (turn onto Rosamond Ave, across from the Moose Lodge). Gloves, bags and grabbers will be provided, please RSVP to Michael Hogan at

Green Burial Film Screening

Sunday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.
South Jersey Land and Water Trust
Mainstage Center for the Arts in Blackwood, NJ
Our friends at One Holistic Life will be offering a film screening of A Will for the Woods, a film about green burial options. Film screening begins at 6:30 p.m., and the event is free but a $10-$20 donation is suggested to help defray costs of hosting the event. To RSVP for this event or to learn more about the film, click here.

Waltman Park Saturday Walks

Saturdays, July 18, September 19, October 17, & November 21, 9:30 a.m.
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
Join us at Waltman Park, off Brandriff Ave. in downtown Millville, for nature walks led by CU’s favorite naturalists.

Tuesdays on the Fly

Tuesdays, July 21, September 22, October 20, & November 17, 9 a.m.
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
Meet at Millville’s Waltman Park, off of Brandriff, at 9 a.m. and from there we carpool to the super local environs. Often we lunch at a venue near the destination. If you don’t join us for lunch you will likely return to the Park around 12:30. If you enjoy a leisurely lunch with us, anticipate being back around 2-2:30. The camaraderie of Tuesdays on the fly is really fun. And the surprise nature of the walk adds to the event.

Purple Martin Spectacular

Fridays and Saturdays, August 14, 15, 21, 22
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
Make your reservations now for the Purple Martin Spectacular Cruise. Some of the cruises are already half full and we haven’t even advertised. Boats will go out on the evenings of August 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd. Join fellow bird enthusiasts aboard the Bodacious at sunset as we search for southbound migrating Purple Martins. Allen Jackson and CU Representatives will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Reservations are $35 which also includes fruits, pastries and soft drinks. Cruises depart at 6:30 p.m. (approx. 3 hour round trip) and take place RAIN OR SHINE. To RSVP, email Doreen Homan or call 856-300-5331. Cruises depart Longreach Marina, 2806 High St., Port Norris 6:15 p.m.

Private Wildlife Gardens in Cumberland County

Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
Join gardening naturalist and author Pat Sutton for a tour of diverse gardens owned and created by a variety of CU members. Many have been planted with wildlife in mind. They were designed to lure nectaring and egg-laying butterflies as well as moths, nesting and migrant hummingbirds, hummingbird moths, migrant warblers and other birds, important native pollinators, and so much more. We will be touring the gardens at the peak of autumn migration. You will get to see a world of wildlife as it unfolds in these lovely gardens that bring so much joy and pleasure to the garden owners. The cost of the tour is $25 for members and $35 for non-members and will be limited to 25 participants. Directions and other details will be emailed to participants prior to the tour. Please email Doreen Homan to register.

CU’s Big Photo Share

Wednesday, September 9,
member meeting at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.

Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries, Inc.
Luciano Center at Cumberland County College
This meeting will be a fun night of sharing our photos on the big screen. Please bring your digital photos to the office by August 15th so we can incorporate them into a slide show for everyone to enjoy. We are thinking that 10-20 photos per person would be a good number.

9th Annual Tour des Farms by South Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council (SJRCD)

Saturday, September 12
South Jersey Land and Water Trust
This event is a family-friendly bicycle trek through South Jersey’s beautiful farmland. You’ll be able to visit and support local farms and businesses at your own pace on a leisurely 15-, 29- or 54-mile ride. To register online, click here.

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