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Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom meeting. You will receive an email with the meeting link on 4/21 after 5pm
    Register

    A Rookie Whale Watching Naturalist’s First Year on the Water

    By Abby van Hemmen

    Note: You must register (at bottom left of screen) to receive the Zoom meeting linkYou will receive an email with the meeting link the afternoon of the presentation.

    Abby van Hemmen, a marine naturalist for Seastreak’s whale watching tours, will provide an overview of her first year overseeing Seastreak's whale watching cruises off Sandy Hook. Participants will get an inside look at what it takes to prepare for a whale watching season and for each day’s many surprises.


    Using photographs from the 2020 season, Abby will identify and describe each of the diverse species encountered. Information covering biology, life history, conservation and current research will be shared through a series of stories from the boat.

    NMHA will be arranging a whale watching cruise on Seastreak for later in May. Look out for an email notification later in April.


    Abby van Hemmen, born and raised in New Jersey, studied marine biology at the University of Washington in Seattle and has returned our area. She is a whale watching naturalist and marketing associate for Seastreak, the ferry company. Upon graduating, she worked as a sea otter researcher, and later earned her masters degree in education while teaching science in the New York City public school system. In 2020 Abby started working with Seastreak to provide a new service that brought customers on the water to locate and safely observe whales in the NY/NJ Bight out of Atlantic Highlands. 


    • 02 May 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Depart and return to Atlantic Highlands Marina
    • 6
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    Bird Watching Cruise: View Local & Migratory birds from the deck of  the MARINER!

    Join NMHA on its third bird watching trip on Classic Boat Rides' MARINER.

    Starting 0830 in Atlantic Highlands, we will view the resident and migrating birds of Sandy Hook Bay and Shrewsbury River. Important: You must Register to join this cruise as spaces are limited.

    The trip should start with a look at the bayside flats at the tip of Sandy Hook, then its a run to the mouth of the picturesque Navesink River. Expect to see Brant, Cormorants, Osprey, Gulls, Terns, Vultures, Oyster Catchers, Ducks, Herons, Swallows, and so much more. Bring your binoculars and join the fun. It's a great way to start summer.

    Registration $45 per person including coffee, tea, juice. Important: Bring your own breakfast as due to COVID-19 NMHA will not be including breakfast. However, coffee, juice, water, Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available from the onboard cash bar.

    PROGRAM

    0830: Mariner Departs Atlantic Highlands Marina PROMPTLY!

    Directions HERE

    1130: Return to Atlantic Highlands Marina.

    The Mariner will go where the birds are (water depth permitted), but will start at Atlantic Highlands. The birds, the Captain and the guide will further refine the program on the fly - no pun intended!


    COVID-19 protocol: The Mariner will be operating at a reduced capacity of 30 passengers. Please wear masks on board (except when eating) and observe social distancing.

    • 05 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Victory Park, Rumson, NJ

    Open Air Event: Rally for the Rivers Eco-Fest

    This gathering of environmental and ecology-friendly organizations will entertain and inform you and your children through fun projects and activities throughout the morning.

    Organized by Clean Ocean Action and the Rumson Environmental Commission to focus on keeping our local rivers and creeks healthy, this is the third Eco-Fest to be held in Victory Park.


    It's free and open to everyone. If it has to be cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus restrictions, it will be posted on the NMHA web site and Facebook page as well as on Clean Ocean Action's social media pages.


    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Jul 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Navesink River and Swimming Rivers
    • 0
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    RIVER RANGERS 2021 - Summer Boating Fun on the Navesink

    This award winning on-the-water program for youth continues this summer, Monday through Friday, 8.30 AM to 1:30 PM, under the direction of experienced leaders/ counselors, Courtney and Pierre.

    Age range is 10 (must be emotionally mature) to 14 (leadership qualities expected).

    Participant MUST be able to swim. Canoes, paddles, life vests, and expert supervision suppliedMore information HERE.

    Maximum capacity is 20 paddlers each week on a first-come basis with payment confirming the registration.

    Price is $255 per paddler.  Includes five mornings with canoe, life vest, paddle, and a River Rangers T-Shirt.

    Paddlers bring lunch, water, sun screen, etc. Exact start and end locations and joining instructions will be provided one week before the event date.

    NMHA's successful 2020 COVID-19 protocols will be followed in 2021: temperature taken at the start of each day, face coverings on land, and social distancing.

    Questions? Email RiverRangers@gmail.com

    • 02 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 06 Aug 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Navesink River and Swimming Rivers
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    RIVER RANGERS 2021 - Summer Boating Fun on the Navesink

    This award winning on-the-water program for youth continues this summer, Monday through Friday, 8.30 AM to 1:30 PM, under the direction of experienced leaders/ counselors, Courtney and Pierre.

    Age range is 10 (must be emotionally mature) to 14 (leadership qualities expected).

    Participant MUST be able to swim. Canoes, paddles, life vests, and expert supervision suppliedMore information HERE.

    Maximum capacity is 20 paddlers each week on a first-come basis with payment confirming the registration.

    Price is $255 per paddler.  Includes five mornings with canoe, life vest, paddle, and a River Rangers T-Shirt.

    Paddlers bring lunch, water, sun screen, etc. Exact start and end locations and joining instructions will be provided one week before the event date.

    NMHA's successful 2020 COVID-19 protocols will be followed in 2021: temperature taken at the start of each day, face coverings on land, and social distancing.

    Questions? Email RiverRangers@gmail.com

    NMHA's successful 2020 COVID-19 protocols will be followed in 2021: temperature taken at the start of each day, face coverings on land, and social distancing.
    • 09 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Navesink River and Swimming Rivers
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    RIVER RANGERS 2021 - Summer Boating Fun on the Navesink

    This award winning on-the-water program for youth continues this summer, Monday through Friday, 8.30 AM to 1:30 PM, under the direction of experienced leaders/ counselors, Courtney and Pierre.

    Age range is 10 (must be emotionally mature) to 14 (leadership qualities expected).

    Participant MUST be able to swim. Canoes, paddles, life vests, and expert supervision suppliedMore information HERE.

    Maximum capacity is 20 paddlers each week on a first-come basis with payment confirming the registration.

    Price is $255 per paddler.  Includes five mornings with canoe, life vest, paddle, and a River Rangers T-Shirt.

    Paddlers bring lunch, water, sun screen, etc. Exact start and end locations and joining instructions will be provided one week before the event date.

    NMHA's successful 2020 COVID-19 protocols will be followed in 2021: temperature taken at the start of each day, face coverings on land, and social distancing.

    Questions? Email RiverRangers@gmail.com

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