Barnegat Bay Partnership Advisory Committee Chooses ALS Director as Co-Chair
(PR)–Members of the Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) Advisory Committee (AC) have elected Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society, as their new Co-Chair. The election of Tim fills the vacancy left when David Friedman, the former Co-Chair, retired as District Director of the Ocean County Soil Conservation District. For the next three years, Mr. Dillingham will work with Dr. Stan Hales, the BBP Director, who serves as the other Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee.
One of 28 National Estuary Programs, the BBP comprises more than 30 federal, state, county, and local agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations working together to protect and restore the Barnegat Bay. The AC members guide the actions of the BBP by developing and implementing science-based strategies for improving conditions in the Barnegat Bay ecosystem.
Upon his election as the new AC Co-Chair, Mr. Dillingham said, “We’re at a critical point in the effort to save Barnegat Bay, and I look forward to working with all partners towards the Bay’s restoration.”
Dr. Stan Hales said, “Since becoming Executive Director of ALS, Mr. Dillingham has been one of the most articulate and thoughtful supporters for the protection and restoration of the Barnegat Bay and the Jersey Shore. Under his leadership, the ALS has expanded not only its own efforts but its collaborations with many different BBP partners to protect and restore the Barnegat Bay watershed. All of us at the BBP and our many partners look forward to working with him.”
Mr. Dillingham has directed the American Littoral Society since 2003. The ALS is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat and the protection of coastal areas. Tim’s work at the American Littoral Society has led to expanded advocacy regarding the restoration of Barnegat Bay, new partnerships to promote community-based restoration projects, and expansion of marine education programs throughout New Jersey. In addition to his work with ALS, Tim serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Restore America’s Estuaries, a national alliance of community-based organizations working to protect and restore the nation’s coastal lands and waters.
For more information about the BBP and its partners, please visit our website at http://bbp.ocean.edu, or call (732) 255-0472. To learn more about the American Littoral Society, visit their website at http://www.littoralsociety.org.