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Volunteers’ Fence Saves Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs

July 10, 2018

Delaware: According to organizers, a scheme to close off a horseshoe crab “kill zone” on Pickering Beach has been a thumping success. In late April a partnership including DNREC, Pickering Beach residents and the Ecological Research & Development Group (ERDG) — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on horseshoe crab conservation efforts — installed a 350-foot wooden temporary storm fence across a stretch of beach to prevent deadly horseshoe crab strandings. download the pdf.