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May 2017

Milton’s Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival

May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milton Memorial Park, Milton Memorial Park
Milton, DE United States
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This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy: arts and crafts, as well as an art show boat rides down the Broadkill River canoe trips on Prime Hook Creek exhibits games great food music scavenger hunt trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge train rides for the kids and more This year will be the 12th annual event!…

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September 2017

Mispillion Harbor Shorebirds Presentation and Birding Trip

September 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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DNREC Celebrates World Shorebirds Day Join DuPont Nature Center educators for a presentation about the most common shorebirds that visit the Mispillion Harbor and the importance of the harbor to the success of their migration. Nature Center staff will then unveil a new shorebird exhibit with carvings by local artist, Harold VanDyk. Mr. VanDyk’s shorebird carvings provide a unique and beautiful portrayal of common species that visit Delaware.  Following the unveiling of the shorebird carvings, DNREC biologists will lead a…

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World Shorebirds Day: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

September 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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Celebrate Delaware Bay goes North! We are making a little trip to celebrate the 4th Annual World Shorebirds Day at another WHSRN site (and a few days early on September 3rd). The journey will be short as we will participate in this global counting event at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, NJ. A short distance north of the Delaware Bay on the Atlantic Coast, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat to resident, wintering, nesting, and…

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Delaware Shorebirds Today

September 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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DNREC Celebrates Worlds Shorebirds Day Join DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Shorebird Biologist, Audrey DeRose-Wilson, for a presentation about the shorebirds that visit Delaware each year. During this presentation, visitors will learn about the identification and status of the most common species we see in Delaware as well as the research conducted by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to monitor and protect these important migratory birds.

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October 2017

reTURN the Favor Volunteer Party

October 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ United States
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Let’s Celebrate! The work you do for New Jersey’s horseshoe crabs is amazing! Let’s get together in October and celebrate horseshoe crabs, our collective accomplishments, and talk about the season ahead of us in 2018. Come share stories from the beach and ideas for the upcoming season with fellow horseshoe crab volunteers and project organizers. When: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Where: The Wetlands Institute 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 Who:  Volunteers and…

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March 2018

Cumberland County Trash Hunt

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sea Breeze Beach, 823 Seabreeze Rd
Bridgeton, NJ United States
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Join us at Sea Breeze for the Cumberland County Trash Hunt where we will tackle the small plastic trash, balloons, fishing line, and other marine debris that litter this beach. T-shirt, gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Bring water; snacks; and sturdy, closed-toed footwear. In the event of extreme weather the event will be canceled. RSVP with lchamberlin@manomet.org  

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April 2018

Shorebirds Connecting People Presentation at the Lower Cape Branch Library

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lower Township Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd
Villas, NJ United States
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Join the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network to learn more about the shorebird’s long journey and the people helping along the way. It should be a lovely evening of good company, shorebirds, and horseshoe crabs. Evening will include unveiling of international shorebird friendship quilt. To learn more about the quilt check out this blog post. Light refreshments will be provided.

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May on the Bay at REI

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
REI in Marlton, 501 Rte 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053 United States
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Join us to learn more about the May on the Bay phenomenon and how you can see it for yourself. We’ll also share how you can turn your adventure into conservation action. Horseshoe crabs often become stranded, overturned, or impinged behind natural and man-made structures and need a little help to get back to the Bay. In 2017, on New Jersey beaches, reTURN the Favor volunteers rescued over 131,000 crabs and you could join them this year to save lives.

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reTURN the Favor Training @ East Point

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Point Lighthouse, 10 Lighthouse Rd
Heislerville, NJ United States
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Interested in conducting reTURN the Favor walks in New Jersey this spring? Join us for a reTURN the Favor training workshop. This training will provide information on how to rescue stranded crabs by leading sanctioned reTURN the Favor walks on New Jersey’s beaches, abiding by closed beach and moratorium regulations during rescue walks. This training will have two components- a beach walk and indoor workshop. In the workshop articipants will be provided with the materials they need to participate and…

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reTURN the Favor Volunteer Training

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St
Millville, NJ United States
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Ready to Rescue Stranded Horseshoe Crabs? Interested in conducting reTURN the Favor walks in New Jersey this spring? Join us for a reTURN the Favor training workshop. The workshop will provide information on how to rescue stranded crabs by leading sanctioned reTURN the Favor walks on New Jersey’s beaches, abiding by closed beach and moratorium regulations during rescue walks. Participants will be provided with the materials they need to participate and learn how they can collect and submit data, contributing to management efforts.…

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