Mission & Goals

Mission Statement:

reTURN the Favor is a collaborative effort that enables organized volunteer groups to save horseshoe crabs stranded on New Jersey’s seasonally closed and open beaches

reTURN the Favor Program Goals

  1. Rescue stranded horseshoe crabs.
  2. Provide an organized way to rescue horseshoe crabs on New Jersey’s closed beaches.
  3. Increase awareness of horseshoe crabs, shorebirds and their management.
  4. Collect data and information on stranded crabs, potential hazards, and tagged crabs to aid in management and restoration