A VERY DERY WALK AT THE HOOK
When Dery Bennett (left) started the American Littoral Society‘s New Year’s Day Beach Walk in the 1970s, his goal was to stoke public appreciation of coastal marine life and habitat at Sandy Hook.
Also, to demonstrate that there was still such a thing as free lunch.
Bennett’s gone, but the walk goes on, and lunch is still free.
To honor the society’s former executive director, who passed away a year ago this week, the ALS has renamed the annual trek the Dery Bennett New Year’s Day Beach Walk.