2022 was a very active year for the Sea Girt Conservancy!
Volunteers conducted several clean-ups to remove invasive species. New trees and shrubs were planted in Crescent and Edgemere Parks. Using money from a grant, a new fence was installed in Edgemere Park.
In search of an alternative to pesticides, Sea Girt Elementary students, working with SGC volunteers, conducted an experiment to smother invasive weeds using cardboard in Edgemere Park.
The SGC sponsored three educational seminars: a lecture from the Audubon Society on the importance of pollinator gardens; another by Michael Van Clef on the impact of invasive species and New Jersey’s do not plant list; and a third by Forester Bill Brash about trees in our towns.
In addition, SGC organized and sponsored our first Family Fun Day with arts and crafts for the kids, milkweed kits, and Lantern Fly Trap demonstrations.
Finally, our second Annual Cocktail Party attendance doubled this year. This sold-out event helped provide support for our ongoing projects.
We thank you so much for your interest in our work and hope to see you around in the coming years.