[Biology-U-L] Volunteers Needed at Sand's Beach, COPR

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Wed Oct 8 12:54:30 PDT 2008

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Snowy Plover Docent Volunteers Needed at Coal Oil Point Reserve

The snowy plover is a threatened species. Nesting on the open sand makes them
very vulnerable. Often their eggs and chicks are at risk of being  
stepped on or
destroyed by unknowing beach users or off leash dogs.

The Snowy Plover Docent Program (SPDP) was started in 2001 to assist
with the protection of the Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point Reserve,  
and to raise
awareness in the community of the importance of the preservation of this
species and its habitat.

The commitment of each Plover Docent volunteer has contributed toward the
success of recovering the nesting population at Coal Oil Point. Each docent
plays a crucial role in the protection of the plovers by educating beach users
about this threatened species and what they can do to improve the chances for
the plovers' survival. Docents provide a personal and friendly contact for
beach users. They promote public interest and understanding, and in turn,
dramatically increase the effectiveness of other plover/tern management
efforts at the Reserve.

Can you spare 2 hours per week? If so, you could make a significant  
as a Volunteer Docent or an Intern for the Snowy Plover Docent Program.

The next training is at the Cliff House, COPR,

*Saturday, October 11th, 9AM-1:30PM*

To register, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Stroh:
office: 805-893-3703
vcml: 805-880-1195
stroh at lifesci.ucsb.edu


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