[CT Birds] Bridgeport Students looking for volunteers to assist with habitat restoration work at Beardsley Park on May 4th

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Wed May 1 16:47:14 EDT 2013

Dear CT Birding Community,

The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds in partnership with the Student Conservation Association and the City of Bridgeport launched the WildLife Guards Program in 2012 as a means of increasing awareness about beach nesting birds found at the City's Pleasure Beach, amongst the local community.  At the heart of the program are the WildLife Guards, a team of Bridgeport high school students, who will be out on the beaches this summer monitoring beach nesting bird species and encouraging a "share the shore" philosophy among beachgoers.

On May 4th, 2013, in celebration of Earth Day, the WildLife Guards are looking for volunteers to come out to Beardsley Zoo & Park to help make the conservation pond an exceptional habitat for the wildlife. If you would like to volunteer to help clear invasive plants, please RSVP at our Facebook event page (www.facebook.com/BridgeportWildlifeGuards<http://www.facebook.com/BridgeportWildlifeGuards>) or e-mail jamiyawildlifeguards at gmail.com<mailto:jamiyawildlifeguards at gmail.com> by May 3rd, 2013.  The event will start at 10:30AM and end at 2:30PM. Park at the tennis courts on the east side of Noble Ave, and walk down the hill to the conservation pond.  Wear work boots and long denim pants, and please bring a water bottle.  Other supplies will be provided.  The event will take place rain or shine; a light lunch is included.  There will be a free raffle prize drawing for all and T-shirts for the first 60 volunteers.  This event is sponsored by the Student Conservation Association, the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, the City of Bridgeport, and the Beardsley Zoo.  We hope you can join us!

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
IBA Program Coordinator
Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds
Cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org<mailto:Cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org>
203-264-5098 ext. 310

p.s. Sorry last week's message was missing spaces.

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