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Delaware Center for the Inland Bays seeks volunteers for Horseshoe Crab Survey

Orientation for volunteers set April 6
Horseshoe crabs come ashore by the thousands to spawn around the full moon and new moons in May and June each year. INLANDBAYS.ORG PHOTO
March 19, 2017

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays seeks volunteers to assist with the 2017 Horseshoe Crab Survey. This citizen science volunteer effort gathers data about horseshoe crab spawning populations at sites on Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay.

An orientation program for volunteers will be held Thursday, April 6, at 5 p.m., at the CIB office located on Inlet Road on the north side of Indian River Inlet. The evening will include an introduction to the survey, safety information, team and equipment assignments, and a light dinner.

For more information, or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Andrew McGowan at environment@inlandbays.org or at 302-226-8105 Ext. 112.

The surveys are conducted at high tide on evenings around the full moon and new moon throughout May and June. Volunteers will count the number of horseshoe crabs, record data and carry equipment between count sites. For more information about the Inland Bays Horseshoe Crab Survey go to inlandbays.org/hcs.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a nonprofit organization established in 1994, and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the CIB works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware's Inland Bays - the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.

For more information call Katie Goerger at 226-8105 Ext. 109, send an email to communications@inlandbays.org or go to: inlandbays.org.