“Paddle For The Edge” On The Barnegat Bay

Photo courtesy Barnegat Bay Partnership

OCEAN COUNTY – The Barnegat Bay Partnership is in need of some citizen science volunteers to help collect important data about the condition of Barnegat Bay shorelines. If you have a paddleboard, kayak or canoe, this is the opportunity for you!

Join the Barnegat Bay Partnership for their annual “Paddle for the Edge” event. Since it was established in 2015, volunteers have collected more than 2.600 data points with their smartphones, while enjoying a great time out on the water.

The data that you collect help provide important information for future research and restoration projects. The data provides important information about the state of the bay’s marshes and will help guide future research and restoration projects.

“Paddle for the Edge” will be held June 30-July 22. Come spend a few hours out on the water to record some basic information for the Barnegat Bay Partnership’s shoreline study!

If you are interested, attend one of the training sessions:

  • June 16 10 a.m. to noon at Tuckerton Seaport
  • June 19 6-8 p.m. at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library
  • June 20 6-8 p.m. at Tuckerton Seaport
  • June 23 10 a.m. to noon at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.

To register for one of these sessions, visit barnegatbaypartnership.org/protect/restoring-barnegat-bay/volunteer/paddle-for-the-edge/. For more information or any questions, email Paddle4TheEdge@gmail.com.