In MemoriamWilliam “Caribou” Biddulph was a clammer on the Barnegat Bay since his youth. His love of the water and determination to support his family was evidenced by his callous covered hands from raking the bay bed and brick red skin from the sun beating on him for hours each day. The bay was a place to play as well and pass his love of the water on to his children. Some of our fondest memories are of daddy taking us out night crabbing. Searching for crabs with a car headlight attached to a car battery. Please honor Williams life by donating to ReClam the Bay, which is dedicated to maintaining the wonders of the Barnegat Bay for generations to come.
– The William “Caribou” Biddulph Family
Born in 1950, Harry Mower Sr spent his entire life in the Barnegat Bay area. He was a lifelong fisherman and clammer at heart whose love of nature was matched only by his love for his family.
Growing up on Long Beach Island he spent his youth playing and exploring along the bay and ocean. As a young adult he earned a living fishing, clamming and diving in those same waters. Throughout his life he observed the different seasons and cycles of the bay and many changes to the environment. Through those observations he gained a deep understanding of, and respect for nature that he shared with his wife, two children and extended family and friends.
ReClam the Bay is a local, non-profit environmental organization that promotes environmental involvement and education in a constructive and helpful way. Together we grow and maintain millions of baby clams and oysters.
As we grow seed clams and oysters to stock our local bay we teach everyone how important and fragile the shellfish population and our environment really is. We are open to everyone and all are welcome to come lend a hand. Look at our online calendar for event dates that are convenient for you. See you there
Our mission is to involve and educate the public about the estuary’s water quality and the importance of shellfish. We believe that by involving the public in the care, feeding, and life cycles of the shellfish they will better understand what an integral role shellfish have in our lives.
ReClam the Bay uses the hard clam and oyster as living representatives of the bay ecosystem that includes the coastal bay and its watersheds. We educate people about the requirements of shellfish that serve as watchdogs for good water quality. Finally we explain the impact of people on these natural resources and that people must be stewards of the natural resources that we share.