All New Jersey saltwater boaters are invited to go online and map their boating routes this summer to help researchers better understand boating activity in the Northeast.
The information gathered from this open online mapping program will supplement the data being collected through the more rigorous 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey, which is a monthly online survey that thousands of randomly selected boaters from New York to Maine were invited to participate in earlier this year.
Information from both efforts will document the importance of recreational boating to the Northeast and will ensure boating activity receives appropriate consideration in ocean planning.
New Jersey boaters can access the open online mapping tool by clicking here. Participants can report on as many boating trips as they like, and are encouraged to provide optional information on fishing, swimming, and other boating activities.
Participants are entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card, donated by US Harbors, each time they fill out the survey.