Volunteers who have kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards are needed to help the Barnegat Bay Partnership collect data about shoreline conditions in its "Paddle for the Edge" event June 30 through July 22.
Since its launch in 2015, volunteers have collected more than 2,600 data points with their smartphones on the bay's marshes. The data is part of the Partnership’s shoreline study, and will help guide research and restoration projects, according to the nonprofit organization.
Volunteeers are asked to spend just a few hours on the water during the period, and to record basic information.
Training sessions on how to collect the data will be held: 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Tuckerton Seaport; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20 at Tuckerton Seaport; and 10 a.m. to noon June 23 at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.
Learn more or register for a training session at: barnegatbaypartnership.org/protect/restoring-barnegat-bay/volunteer/paddle-for-the-edge/. Email questions to Paddle4TheEdge@gmail.com.