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ERDG’s Horseshoe Crab Stranding Mitigation Project

May 6, 2020

Delaware: On May 1st, 2020, for the third year, ERDG in partnership with the community of Pickering Beach and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), installed a 350-foot long temporary barrier across a Northern section of Pickering Beach, so as to prevent spawning horseshoe crabs from becoming stranded in this backwash area. Over the past three years that this program has been in effect, many thousands of horseshoe crabs have been saved. Pickering Beach, Delaware is one of the most productive spawning beaches in the world. This year in keeping with Covid-19 social distancing policies, ERDG’s founder and president Glenn Gauvry and board member Ariane Mueller, over a period of four hours, installed the barrier alone. Next year we look forward to working with our team of volunteers as in years past. Just flip ’em!™ view installation time-lapse