Saturday, May 26, 2018

Help us Help Shorebirds and Rescue Horseshoe Crabs - ReTURN the Favor

Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds need your help!!! New Jersey Audubon is once again taking part in the ReTURN the Favor partnership to rescue overturned and obstructed Horseshoe Crabs along the Delaware Bay, and in doing so, help the migrating shorebirds that rely on the crab eggs to successfully reach their breeding destinations in the Arctic. The beaches along the bayshore are critically important in the continuation of this natural phenomenon and ensuring that Horseshoe Crabs continue in adequate numbers. To that end, CMBO is coordinating the efforts for two beaches - Cook's and Highs. We will have two public walks that you can take part in:

Saturday, June 9 - 9:00-11:00 AM
Thursday, June 14 - 1:00-3:00 PM

These walks will meet at CMBO's Center for Research and Education on RT. 47 (mile marker 15.8) in Goshen. The two-hour program includes a brief training talk, travel to one of the two nearby beaches, and the rescue walk. No preregistration required - come prepared in comfortable clothes for wet, cool, or hot weather, footwear you don't mind getting wet, water to re-hydrate, and sun and bug protection.

In addition to these public walks, we encourage you to register to go out on your own to rescue Horseshoe Crabs on these beaches. After a short training session and receiving the proper permit, you can sign up to cover these beaches and save even more Horseshoe Crabs!!!!!! Please contact Program Director Brett Ewald at to take part!!

See for more information about ReTURN the Favor and other public walk dates.

Hope you'll join us!!!!

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