Tuesday, October 04, 2011

SIA Newsletter 10\3\11 (2) - Environmental Weekend - But Delayed Trash and Recycling

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

The Strathmere Fishing & Environmental Club is extending an invitation to all Strathmere residents and visitors to participate in:

The planting of 2500 dune grass seedlings on Saturday, October 8. Meet at 11:00 AM at Sherman Road & the beach.
In past years, SIA members have sometimes outnumbered SFEC members in participation, for which the SFEC is extremely grateful (some of us, of course, are members of both).

The SFEC Environmental Committee had considered planting dune grass in Whale Beach this year, but the upcoming beach replenishment project (which could start in late November but is more likely to start in December) is expected to go all the way up to the dunes in Whale Beach, so Sherman Road was chosen as a more practical alternative.

And to attend:
A presentation by Ben Wurst on "The Osprey"
Also Saturday, October 8th, 4:00 PM at the firehouse - Open to All
Ben started his career in 2004 where he found a passion for working with ospreys at the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. For the past seven years, during the summer, he has surveyed hundreds of nests, banded many young, and installed over 100 nest platforms. In this presentation he will discuss the history of the project, life history of the osprey, recovery efforts, and current monitoring methods. Both children and adults will find it very interesting. There will be snacks and refreshments following the presentation.

Here are pix from last year of the dune grass planting and the Firehouse presentation. Come on out!


***We're not sure we can do any good with this, because our target audience likely does not read our newsletters, but....
In mid-September, a cyclist took a young girl's pink bicycle from the side of a home in the 700 block of Commonwealth Avenue, and left an inferior man's bike with a flat tire.
We're hoping that the owner of the bike with the flat tire only needed temporary transportation and will now kindly return the pink one. The distraught young girl would be extremely grateful.
If you have any information regarding this incident, kindly reply to this message and we'll do what we can to reunite girl and bicycle. sia6@comcast.net


***Monday, October 10 is celebrated by some as Columbus Day, and as a non-summer Holiday Monday in Strathmere, that means there will be no trash or recycling pickups. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday, October 11, but you will have to hold recycling until Monday, October 17.


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


Upcoming Events:

***Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, October 8, 11:00 am at Sherman Road and the beach

***SFEC Environmental Presentation, "The Osprey", Saturday, October 8, 4:00 pm (open to all at the Firehouse)

***No trash or recycling pickups Monday, October 10; trash will be October 11; recycling October 17

***Strathmere Community Christmas Party, probably December 10 - date to be announced


Did you make your 2011 SIA dues payment yet? Our sincere thanks to everyone who has. 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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