Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Griswold Point fencing party 4/8

Our first 2014 string fencing and signage erection date has been set for Griswold Point in Old Lyme on Tuesday, April 8. All volunteers are welcome including those who are not monitors. The plan is to meet with staff from The Nature Conservancy at 9:30AM as at that time we should have good walking access down the beach. We recommend carpooling if possible which can be done at the park and ride commuter lot off exit 70 of Interstate 95 on Neck Road. The nearby businesses also have the only available restrooms. The group will meet up at the end of the private Griswold Point Lane for a 9:30AM start.

Volunteers should bring: work gloves, water, footwear that can get wet, 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.

Our seasonal field staff is not yet deployed and your help for this and future fencing parties is absolutely needed and much appreciated! Please email us at ctwaterbirds@gmail.com if are going to help out or if you need additional information or directions - thank you!

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