reTURN the Favor Walk at Sea Breeze Beach

Laura Chamberlin

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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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompsons Beach

Laura Chamberlin

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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompson’s Beach

Laura Chamberlin

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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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Walk at Sea Breeze Beach

Laura Chamberlin

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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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Volunteer Training

Laura Chamberlin

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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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Walk at Thompsons Beach

Laura Chamberlin

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 … Read More

reTURN the Favor Training Workshop

Laura Chamberlin

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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 … Read More

Students help to spread the word about the ‘Shorebird Rest Stop

Laura ChamberlinUncategorized

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‘Birds Borrow the Beach’ ‘9,000 miles, I sure need a break’ ‘Shorebird Rest Stop’ ‘Please give me a hand’ These are just a few of the messages that students are using to create wildlife education signs to welcome our returning shorebirds and horseshoe crabs to Delaware Bay.  The signs have been placed along Bayshore beaches, reminding visitors that we share these … Read More

Horseshoe Crab-a-palooza with Friends of CMNWR

Laura Chamberlin

Kick off the horseshoe crab season at Kimbles Beach with Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. There will be kids crafts, updates on conservation activities on the Delaware Bay, training for participation in reTURN The Favor, beach cleanup, and of course- HORSESHOE CRABS. In addition, beach fun, attendees will learn how they can take action for horseshoe crabs. Light … Read More

Eleven Years of Student Action for Shorebirds

Laura ChamberlinNews

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Half a million shorebirds, well, nearly half a million. All counted by high school students. For the past 11 years, Ron Smith, the Environmental Science teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School, has taken students to North Brigantine beach to monitor shorebirds with New Jersey Audubon’s volunteer-based shorebird monitoring program. From late summer through fall, Mr. Smith and his students conduct … Read More