What is an upweller?

An upweller is a shallow 15’X 6′ tank with sixteen 18″ diameter silos. The silos have a fine screen bottom that allows water to flow up (upwell) into the silo. The water then exits through a flow hole cut in the side of the silo near the top.


Location of Upwellers

Stop by any of our locations below and talk to the people who take care of the baby clams and oysters in that nursery, called an upweller. We would enjoy telling you what we are doing and how this and YOU can help improve and protect the bay.

  1. How many clams are in there?
  2. Where do you get them?
  3. How fast do they grow?
  4. What do you do with them?
  5. Your question?

How to count baby clams – This presentation is to help ReClam the Bay volunteers to understand how to count and size the clams and oysters that we grow.  Forms will be posted at a later date.

Mondays – Mid June through Sept

Seaside Park / Island Beach State Park – Island Beach State Park Marina at 24th and Bayview Ave., South Seaside Park (Just outside the park entrance.) at 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

 Tuesdays – Mid June through Sept

Cattus Island County Park – 1169 Bandon Road Toms River at the Ocean County Parks & Recreation Dock at 10:00 AM.


Thursdays – Mid June through Sept

Surf City Yacht Club (LBI) – N. 9th and the Bay, South Parking Lot, Surf City at 5:00 PM.

Traders Cove Park / Marina – 40 Mantoloking Rd, Brick Township at 10:00 AM.


Fridays – Mid June through Sept

Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club (LBI) – Norwood Ave & Bay, Beach Haven, 9:00 AM.

Old Coast Guard Station (LBI) Pelham Ave. & The Bay, Beach Haven 9:00 AM.

Mantoloking Yacht Club – Bay Ave. & Downer Ave. Mantoloking, 10:00 AM.

Barnegat Light Nursery (LBI) – Boat Ramp, 10th & Bay, Barnegat Light, 11:00 AM.


Saturdays – Mid June through Sept

Holiday Harbor Marina – 115 Admiral Way Waretown, 8:00 AM.

(This schedule was revised on June 6, 2018)