Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sharing our Shores: Managing Municipal Coastal Resources for Birds and People

Least Terns are among the vulnerable birds that nest on Connecticut's beaches. Photo by Scott Kruitbosch/Copyright Connecticut Audubon Society The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, in cooperation with Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division, is pleased to offer a free half day workshop for municipal officials and interested board and commission members facing the challenge of managing coastal resources for birds and people.

The workshop is designed to increase understanding and expertise regarding beach nesting birds such as the Piping Plover and other coastal species; explain local responsibilities for protecting these birds; share strategies and best management practices with shoreline colleagues; and finish the day with a guided tour of beautiful Milford Point, an area that provides habitat for several species of protected shorebirds and numerous other species.

The workshop is free and includes a morning classroom session followed by lunch (provided) and an afternoon guided beach walk at Milford Point. We hope that you will join us to learn more about our coastal waterbirds and how your community can help them thrive.

WHAT: Shorebird Workshop for Municipal Officials
WHEN: Tuesday, August 13 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; RAIN DATE: August 16
WHERE: Margaret Eagan Center, 35 Matthew Street, Milford, CT, & Guided walk at Milford Point
WEATHER: Due to the field walk, rain will postpone the event until August 16.

RSVP and questions, please contact: Sandy Breslin at or (203) 264-5098 x306.

The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is a joint project of Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society in cooperation with CT DEEP and USFWS. Learn more about our partnership and activities at:

This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Long Island Sound Study and Toyota TogetherGreen.

Photo by Scott Kruitbosch/Copyright Connecticut Audubon Society[/caption] 

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