Friday, June 15, 2012

Helping CT DEEP fencing on Charles Island

This past Thursday, June 14, Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds staff and volunteers assisted the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Wildlife Division in repairing fencing on Charles Island. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was also on hand to help carry materials to the island with one of their boats. The island is one of Connecticut's few nesting areas for state-threatened Snowy and Great Egrets, as well as Glossy Ibis and Black-crowned Night-Herons. The entire island is closed to the public in the nesting season to protect the nesting birds. Much of the fencing was knocked down by Tropical Storm Irene and had to be replaced.

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Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds, Audubon Connecticut and the Connecticut Audubon Society partnering to improve conditions for coastal waterbirds in Connecticut.

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