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Fencing Removal Dates

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

We now have two waterbird string fencing and signage removal dates set by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) for a couple of our beaches. The Audubon Alliance for Coastal WaterbirdsAudubon Connecticut and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History – would appreciate any volunteers who could help us out at these locations and times:

Friday, August 14th at 10:30AM – Long Beach in Stratford
Thursday, August 20th at 10:00AM – Sandy/Morse Points in West Haven

Bluff Point’s fencing removal date will be announced soon, pending Least Tern chick departure. Assisting not only helps AAfCW but it also greatly aids those at CT DEEP who have extremely limited time. It also limits the stress on young, feeding and migrant birds. Please remember that taking down fencing in August can be physically demanding because of the potential heat and humidity, and those who join us should remember a few things:
-wear sunscreen
-drink plenty of water or sports drink
-do not attempt to carry too many stakes, there are enough volunteers and staff members so that no one should overexert themselves
-anyone who needs to limit physical exertion should stick to winding up string rolls
-take as many breaks as needed

Piping Plover nest exclosure string fence-0354

In general we look for everyone we can to help out even if you are not a past monitor or volunteer – the more the merrier. It also makes for a more pleasant morning of bird watching and discussions on the beach. Please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if you can join us on one or both days, and thank you!

See more in our nineteenth weekly update here: http://ctwaterbirds.blogspot.com/…/aafcw-2015-volunteer-upd…