[CT Birds] Volunteers Needed: Help Coastal Birds & Habitats

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Thu Jul 2 10:40:45 EDT 2015


Would you like to play a direct role in helping protect coastal birds 
and habitat this weekend? You can by assisting Audubon Connecticut and 
the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, the two members of 
the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, along with USFWS and CT DEEP.

We are requesting volunteers for specific help at Sandy/Morse Points in 
West Haven for the fireworks display on the evening of Friday, July 3, 
with a rain date of Sunday, July 5. CT DEEP's Rebecca Foster will be on 
site to coordinate. We would love to have several volunteers join us. 
Volunteers should aim to be at the Sandy Point parking lot by 6:30. 
Volunteer roles would be to educate the public and be an extra set of 
eyes and ears for the police officer who should be enforcing the closure 
of Sandy Point to protect the birds. AAfCW staff will also be on hand. 
The area should be cordoned off as it usually is. The event will begin 
at 9:15. Even if you can only join us until then that would be a 
terrific help. Please email ctwaterbirds at gmail.com if you can make it.

Please join the Bridgeport WildLife Guards 
(https://www.facebook.com/BridgeportWildlifeGuards/) and the City of 
Bridgeport for a Pleasure Beach trail clean-up on Sunday, July 5, from 
9am-2pm at Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport! You will be helping to build 
the first nature trail on Pleasure Beach, allowing thousands of visitors 
to better enjoy the bountiful wildlife and beautiful plants the unique 
habitat holds. Many of the species on Pleasure Beach are rare or 
threatened, including Piping Plovers. Getting to Pleasure Beach is easy 
with free parking at the water taxi pier, 91 Seaview Avenue, Bridgeport. 
The water taxi will bring visitors to and from Pleasure Beach, and is 
also free. Please bring work gloves, sunscreen, a hat, and a water 
bottle.  For more information or to rsvp, contact Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe 
(cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org).

Thank you to everyone who can join us!

-- 
Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-9620
Tel. (716) 665-2473 ext. 224
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
www.rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
Celebrating Wild America 2015



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