Saturday, March 21, 2009

NJ DEP-Looking For a Few Hearty Volunteers...

Piping Plover has arrived back to the beaches of Cape May, a little on the early side even, being seen on March 8. Interestingly, both Cape May and Stone Harbor Point hosted returning Piping Plovers on the same day. Least Tern will be arriving toward the end of next month. With the arrival of these species comes the necessity to erect fences to keep these endangered birds' nesting area safe.

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, Endangered and Nongame Species Program is looking for volunteers to help erect fences on the beach for nesting Piping Plover and Least Terns.

If you think you have what it takes to help drive some steaks in the ground, string some rope and put up some signs-all in an effort to ensure that these endangered species have a relatively trouble free place to nest-contact Christina Kisiel at ckisiel AT hughes DOT net.

Volunteers are only asked to spend a few hours doing a world of good. And you get to hang out with some like minded, very nice people to boot. Dates are Saturday March 28 and 10 a.m. at the Cape May Point State Park and Saturday April 4, same time, at Stone Harbor. See the flyer above for more information.

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