Long Branch: The Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association held its wine, cheese and music party and fundraiser at Cedars and Beeches on Thursday, October 10 with strong support from environmental enhancements enthusiasts from nearby Jersey Shore towns.
Guests were from the Sierra Club, the Whalepond Brook Association, Clean Ocean Action, the Long Branch Green Team, members from the five-town Environmental Commissions, the LB Historical Association as well as Mayor Schneider and Councilmembers John Pallone and Joy Bastelli.
Shore area musician Diane Doolittle serenaded the gathering with flute and saxophone. The graceful and cozy Victorian home setting of Cedars and Beeches provided ample space for guests to mix and chat about events in the area.
One subject in particular was the upcoming project to significantly improve the Sandy-battered area around popular Lake Takanassee and the surrounding flood plain area, a goal for the city as well as surrounding towns and the county.