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April 2017

reTURN the Favor Training Workshop

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bayshore Center at Bivalve,
2800 High St
Port Norris, NJ 08349 United States
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Interested in leading 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. The workshop will also include a primer on…

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May 2017

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompsons Beach

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thompson’s Beach,
163 Thompsons Beach
Maurice River, NJ United States
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Did you miss the Volunteer Training? Join us for this early season walk for in-the-field training. Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Thompson's Beach to help rescue crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save…

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reTURN the Favor Walk at Sea Breeze Beach

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sea Breeze Beach,
823 Seabreeze Rd
Bridgeton, NJ United States
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Missed the reTURN The Favor Trainings? Join us on this Beach Walk for in-the-field training! Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. And sometimes that happens in the middle of the night. Join us for a Beach Walk at Sea Breeze Beach to help rescue the crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor…

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International Migratory Bird Day Field Trip

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pickering Beach,
Pickering Beach, DE United States
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Join us to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Help us kick-off the May on the Bay season with shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and good company. Learn about the conservation challenges on the Delaware Bay and ongoing conservation actions here at the first WHSRN site. We’ll even include a little horseshoe crab rescue if our help is needed. Red Knots at Mispillion HarborPhoto Credit: Andrew Harper This driving tour will start at high tide at one of the…

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reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompson’s Beach

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thompson’s Beach,
163 Thompsons Beach
Maurice River, NJ United States
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Spend your Friday evening with the horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Thompson's Beach to help rescue crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save horseshoe crabs stranded on New Jersey’s seasonally closed…

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Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 20 - May 21
Wetlands Institute,
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd
Stone Harbor, NJ United States
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The Wetlands Institute is pleased to present our 4th Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival. Join the Wetlands Institute and the Delaware Bay Shorebird Initiative for a festival that celebrates an amazing spectacle of nature – the shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning season. Children and guests of all ages can enjoy guided shorebird walks along our local beaches and salt marshes, guided viewings of shorebird and horseshoe crab interactions along the Delaware Bay, naturalist-led horseshoe crab night walks,…

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Peace, Love, and Horseshoe Crab Festival

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
DuPont Nature Center,
2992 Lighthouse Road
Milford, DE United States
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The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife facility, will host "Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crabs," its fifth-annual festival celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th. Admission is free. The festivities will feature children’s games, live music, crafts and vendors, food and a variety of fun and educational activities for everyone. For the kids, a series of Estuary Eco-Challenge…

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Milton’s Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival

May 27 @ 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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CLOSED: reTURN the Favor Walk at Sea Breeze Beach

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sea Breeze Beach,
823 Seabreeze Rd
Bridgeton, NJ United States
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We have had great response from volunteers and no longer have capacity for new volunteers. Spring is winding down, but not too late to attend a reTURN the Favor walk! Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Sea Breeze Beach to help turn over the crabs while learning more about…

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June 2017

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompsons Beach

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thompson’s Beach,
163 Thompsons Beach
Maurice River, NJ United States
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Spring is winding down, but still have time to rescue horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs frequently are stranded on their backs by rough waters or hazards during their high tide spawning and they need a little help to get back on their feet. Join us for a Beach Walk at Thompson's Beach to help rescue crabs while learning more about these unique creatures. reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save horseshoe crabs stranded on…

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