Friday, October 21, 2011

SIA Newsletter 10/21/11 - High Tides Next Week; SFEC Environmental Weekend Pictures

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
This is a "heads-up" to those of you with property on Bayview Drive or anywhere else in town subject to tidal flooding. The moon and sun will align next week to give us very high morning tides, so please take precautions accordingly.

Mon 10/24 6:08 am 4.7 ft
Tue 10/25 6:58 am 5.0 ft
Wed 10/26 7:48 am 5.4 ft
Thur 10/27 8:37 am 5.5 ft
Fri 10/28 9:28 am 5.5 ft
Sat 10/29 10:19 am 5.4 ft
Sun 10/30 11:13 am 5.1 ft
Mon 10/31 12:10 pm 4.8 ft

When we get a 5.0 foot tide, we have pretty high water in some parts of Bayview. With another five or six inches, we'll have a lot of water - and this is without any wind effects! If we should have a northeast wind for one or more of these days, it could get scary. Be prepared!

The Strathmere Fishing & Environmental Club (SFEC) designates October as their Environmental Month, and they hold special programs to provide education on and help for the environment. On Saturday, October 8, they sponsored a dune grass planting event in the morning and a presentation on ospreys in the afternoon. Both were very well attended, including many SIA members.
Here's a picture of folks having fun (really!) planting some 2500 dune grass seedlings:

Many more pictures of the dune grass planting are available on the SFEC website -
That afternoon, Ben Wurtz of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ gave a fascinating presentation at the Firehouse on "The Osprey Project"

Again, many more pictures of the presentation may be found on the SFEC website here -

Our thanks to the SFEC for these outstanding events, and especially to Carol Ferguson and Dick Omrod, who took care of organizing them!

Remember that almost all of our previous Newsletters can be seen here: SIA Newsletters. Make it one of your "favorites" or "tabs"...

Upcoming Events:
*Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day. Please put it on your calendar and VOTE!
*Strathmere Community Christmas Party, probably Saturday, December 10 - date to be announced

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has made their dues payment. Remember, it's just $10 per adult family member, and you can send it to SIA at PO Box 57 in Strathmere.
The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners and many visitors to Strathmere and Whale Beach. It was founded over 50 years ago as a community organization with the objective of making Strathmere a better place. We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years.

Thanks to all for your continuing support

Butch Vandegrift - President
Linda Bateman -Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Dorothy Addario - Recording Secretary
Ken Weaver - Corresponding Secretary

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