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Oct 10, 2014

Piping Plovers in peril

 Photo by Melissa Groo / Audubon Photo Awards
Yesterday, I responded to an appeal by the Audubon Society to forward a message to the US Army Corps of Engineers about protecting a rare nesting habitat for the threatened Piping Plover in New York.   Less than 3,600 Atlantic coast Piping Plovers exist today.   A temporary restraining order has been granted to protect the critical plover habitat.   There is apparently no good reason why the habitat, which is located in the same area as the Fire Island Lighthouse Beach and the Smith Point County Park stabilization project, can't be accommodated, preserved and protected.   If you share the concern for this charming little bird, go to the Audubon Society website to participate in the intervention: or go to Google and type in audubon action fire island.

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