Forsythe Refuge Official to Talk About Waterways

By Eric Englund | Sep 18, 2019
File Photo by: Margot Miller

Surf City — The Edwin B. Forysthe National Wildlife Refuge is the topic of a talk at the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City, on Monday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m.

The refuge  protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey’s coastal habitats and is especially valuable for the protection of water birds. It is one of more than 555 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In a program sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library, Richard Albers, deputy refuge manager, said he will discuss the various bays, streams, rivers and creeks that flow through the refuge. He said the presentation is being held in in support of the Water Ways Exhibit, running through Sept. 29 at the main library branch, in Toms River.

“I’ll discuss the many waterways we have at the refuge,” he said. “I’ll talk about some of the threats to them as well as steps we have taken to mitigate or improve them.”

The talk is free and open to the public. Those interested can register online at or by calling the branch at 609-494-2480.  —E.E.

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