July 13, 2017
The Mordecai Land Trust will hold their annual House Tour and Cocktail Party Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Beach Haven. The house tour will run from 2 to 6 PM and will feature five houses, one 105-year-old newly restored historical home and four exquisitely designed custom built homes, as well as a coastal organic garden. The cocktail party and silent auction will be held from 6 to 8 PM at Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club overlooking Mordecai Island.
Tickets may be purchased at Wyndecrest Home in Beach Haven, Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club, or online at www.mordecaimatters.net. Tickets are $50 for the house tour and cocktail party or $40 for house tour or cocktail party only.
All proceeds benefit Mordecai Island. This year’s fundraiser is designated to support their Pilot Living Shoreline Project, or “Oyster Castle” Project, a demonstration breakwater off the western edge of the island that the Trust is installing in partnership with ReClam the Bay.
The 12” x12” x 8”, 30 lb. Castles, which are scheduled to be placed in the water near the end of July, can be arranged in various arrays, allowing for tidal flow and stability. Subtidal oyster colonies and ribbed mussel colonies placed in the high intertidal zones above them are intended to be established on the castles. This pilot project is the first demonstration to test this concept on a living breakwater.
Mordecai Land Trust was formed in 2001 as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Mordecai and its members are committed to the protection, preservation and education of the general public about Mordecai Island with an emphasis on efforts relating to retarding erosion, and protecting and preserving its open spaces and various habitats.
More information about Mordecai Island is available at www.mordecaimatters.net.
Contact: Linda Colgan, president, Mordecai Land Trust