[CT Birds] International Coastal Cleanup Day 16 Sept 2017

Robert Marra remathome at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 1 09:07:44 EDT 2017

Please post the following for those who value Sandy Point:
 In coordination with Savethe Sound, a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), we arehosting the 12th annual West Haven shoreline cleanup,including Sandy Point, an “ImportantBird Area.” This event, taking place from 9am to noon on 16 September 2017, is part of Ocean Conservancy's global "InternationalCoastal Cleanup Day."  Volunteersinclude members of Audubon, the New Haven Bird Club, West Haven WatershedRestoration Group, students, and others. The cleanup will helpprevent predators, attracted by trash, from becoming accustomed to visitingSandy Point, one of the most important sites in Connecticut for Piping Ploversand other beach-nesting bird species. Plus, the litter data will be used by OceanConservancy to help stop litter at its source worldwide. 

Joinus! Saturday, September 16th, 2017,9:00am-12 noon  (all or part of thetime).Meet at Morse Beachparking lot on Beach St. (immediately east of Chick's Restaurant, 183 BeachSt., West Haven, CT, next to the skate park).  

Wear closed-toe shoes, workgloves, and sunscreen. Bring a non-disposable water bottle. Children must beaccompanied by an adult.
 Not sure if this works for the ctbird list, but I'm also attaching a flyer for the event (pdf and jpg, in case one format is better than the other).
Bob Marra

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