|Since its beginnings in 1984, Down The Shore Publishing has made a quiet but conscious effort to have a positive impact on our region and our readers -and on our environment.
Our environmental commitment is expressed in three ways:
1. Our own efforts to "tread lightly" on the shore and the greater environment in our own operations.
2. Gently raising public awareness by publishing titles that add to a historical and environmental sensitivity in the region.
3. Direct support for independent organizations working to preserve open space, fight sprawl and suburbanization at the shore, and reduce contemporary impacts on the coastal environment.
In our operations, of course, we do the obvious things: Whenever possible, we print on recycled paper. We ship in used boxes and cartons purchased from a company that resells materials that would otherwise be thrown away; we reclaim foam "packing peanuts" from other businesses and reuse them; we reuse and recycle office paper. On this website we will occasionally feature shore natural history notes.
From the subjects of our titles, we hope to contribute to a consciousness that values the natural environment and respects the heritage of the past. (We believe that an environmental sensitivity goes hand-in-hand with historical preservation.)
In the past we have also made donations to a number of schools, libraries and community organizations. We hope that our efforts contribute to a greater legacy of: permanent open space and wilderness preservation for
|Top; diamondback terrapin hatchlings. Above; Noah finds a hatchling in the yard. Hatchlings usually hatch out in late August/early September. Females come on to land in June to lay their eggs, and are often killed while crossing the road to dig their nest. Read more about terrapins .|
| future generations, reduced suburbanization and sprawl in rural areas, and an increased awareness of the region's cultural history and traditional economies.
Izaac Walton League
"Save Barnegat Bay"
906 B Grand Central Ave.
Route 35 N.
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Phone: (732) 830-3600
|Partnership for the
Delaware Bay Estuary Program
400 West 9th Street, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 655-4990
Fax: (302) 655-4991
Manomet Center for
81 Stage Point Road
PO Box 1770
Manomet, MA 02345
Phone: (508) 224-6521