Saturday, August 18, 2012

Milford Point fencing removal

The Milford Point fencing removal party took place on Wednesday, August 15, with everyone meeting at the Coastal Center at 11AM. This was an effort on a much smaller scale with only the stakes, string fencing, and signage on the spit remaining. Nevertheless, our staff and volunteers along with CT DEEP wanted to get it accomplished as soon as possible. There were some showers and, more importantly, thunderstorms in the area.

We also wanted to minimize the impact on birds resting on the spit, from the American Oystercatcher pair with their chick to hundreds of peeps and even the long-legged waders. Our great crew got things underway quickly and we really made rapid progress. 

We completed the rest of our work while just as the thunderstorms on Long Island began to rumble a little more towards our direction. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to assist us, and if you would like to help take down some fencing with AAfCW and CT DEEP, please keep an eye out for dates at Sandy/Morse Points, Bluff Point, and Harkness Memorial State Park.

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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