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Horseshoe Crab Count Volunteer Training

May 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
volunteers monitoring horseshoe crabs

Those interested in helping with Coastal Rivers’ annual horseshoe crab count are invited to attend this free training on May 11. The count, part of a study that’s been ongoing for over 10 years, enables us to document population changes over time.

The training will begin at Coastal Rivers’ Great Salt Bay Farm on Belvedere Road with an overview of the program and an introduction to the life and habits of these fascinating creatures. The group will then travel to Damariscotta Mills for hands-on practice with procedure and documentation. Bring your boots!

The horseshoe crab count takes place daily between May 1 and June 15 at the diurnal high tide. The count is done by rotating teams, so this is not a daily commitment for volunteers. Children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult. Note that some of the observation sites are steep and/or rocky, with uncertain footing.

Please call Coastal Rivers at 207-563-1393 to register.

Details

Date:
May 11, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
Phone
207-563-1393
Email
info@coastalrivers.org
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Venue

Coastal Rivers Nature Center
110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Phone
207-563-1393
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