The crab tagging training event scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. has been canceled due to weather.
The American Littoral Society and Shark River Cleanup Coalition will partner again this year for horseshoe crab tagging around the Shark River inlet. Volunteers can participate in tagging and monitoring events through June 23. Data from the work is provided to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
A tagging training event will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at Memorial Park in Neptune City. Participants should dress to get wet. Bring a change of clothes, flashlight, and a drill if you have one.
The schedule for horseshoe crab tagging may change due to weather but be prepared to get wet regardless of rain. Some volunteers may be assigned a specific beach to monitor around the Shark River estuary. For more information or to get a beach assignment, contact Capt. Al Modjeski, Habitat Restoration Director for the American Littoral Society, at 732-291-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the initial training session, participants who do not have an assigned beach will meet at Memorial Park Beach rather than L Street Beach in Belmar. The change to Memorial Park Beach was due to parking issues around L Street Beach.
2018 Tagging Schedule (May Change due to Weather)