Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tentative Griswold Point fencing party date

A tentative date has been set to put up string fencing and signage at Griswold Point on Friday, April 5. All volunteers are welcome including those who are not monitors. The plan is to meet with staff from The Nature Conservancy at 10:00AM as at that time we should have good walking access down the beach. TNC staff will verify this access is feasible later in the week to ensure there is a good window of opportunity on either side of low tide. If this date changes due to tides or a storm system we will post notice as soon as possible.

Volunteers should bring: work gloves, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and whatever else you may need avoid too much sun. Depending on the weather, a wind breaker might be necessary – it can be surprisingly cold and windy on the beach in April. A pocket knife or multi-tool can be handy and if anyone has a sledge hammer they can bring those can also be helpful. Plan for heavy lifting and toting, but be mindful of your safety. We do not want any injuries.

AAfCW field staff is reduced in 2013 and will not be on until May, and your help for this and future fencing parties is absolutely needed and much appreciated! Email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if are going to help out and we will let you know about site access and where the group will meet prior to the operation. Thank you!

UPDATE on April 1: We are all set for this fencing date and it is a go. We will meet at the park and ride commuter lot off exit 70 of Interstate 95 on Neck Rd. to carpool to Griswold Point.

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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