Point Boro Slade Dale Volunteer Day rescheduled to May 11

volunteers are invited to join borough officials and members of the American Littoral Society at the Slade Dale Volunteer Day April 20 as efforts to restore and protect the nearly 13-acre Slade Dale Nature Sanctuary will officially get underway. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

POINT PLEASANT — Those wishing to restore the Slade Dale Nature Sanctuary to its former glory will have a second chance to do so after inclement weather caused the cancellation of the volunteer event scheduled for April 20.

Officials with the American Littoral Society announced Saturday, May 11, as the tentative new date for the Slade Dale Restoration Volunteer Day.

The original volunteer day April 20 was cancelled due to wind, heavy rain, tides and potential lightning causing potentially dangerous conditions at the site.

During the first-of-its-kind project in New Jersey, branch box breakwaters and Christmas tree vanes are being constructed to help re-establish the 1977 shoreline of the salt marsh, which has eroded approximately 300 feet over the past century.

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