Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Volunteers needed for DEP work

Here's a quick message from the DEP - please help them out if you can!

Volunteers are needed by the DEP to help put up string fencing for nesting Piping Plovers (quite a bit of overlap with Least Tern colonies as well).

Here is the tentative schedule for fencing piping plover nesting habitat. If you can help out, it would be appreciated!

1. Harkness Memorial SP in Waterford (metal fencing) on Thurs. 4/14, 10:30am start. Meeting at the park's parking lot-look for gray Expedition with DEP logo on the door.

2. Sandy point in West Haven (stake and string) on Fri 4/15, 11:30am (rain date Mon 18th at 10:30am). Meet at the Sandy Point parking lot across from Captain's Galley Restaurant (19 Beach Street, West Haven).

3. Long Beach/Pleasure Beach in Stratford (stake and string) on Weds 4/20, 10:15 am (rain date Thurs 4/21-same time). Meet at Long Beach parking lot at the end of Oak Bluff Ave.

Bring a mallet if you have one, work gloves, scissors/Swiss army knife for cutting twine, lunch, sunscreen and water. Plan to be walking on sand.

Photo © Kevin Doyle

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