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WHO: Snowy Plover Docent & Intern Program
WHAT: TRAINING SESSION for DOCENT PROGRAM
WHEN: Saturday, March 5 9AM - 12:30 PM
(Lunch is provided for RSVPs)
WHERE: UCSB Campus, The Cliff House, Slough Road at Coal Oil Point Reserve (Slough Road is now paved making access to the COPR much easier)
INFO: Program Coordinator, Jennifer Stroh
Office: 805-893-3703 email@example.com
WHY: Western 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. This is where the docents come in, and make a difference. 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. Once a docent, only two hours a week is required. This program is under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society.
The Snowy Plover Docent Program (SPDP) was started in 2001 to assist with the protection of the Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point Reserve, (COPR) and to raise awareness in the community of the importance of the preservation of this species and its habitat. The docent program is credited with being the most important aspect of the species re-habitation of Sands Beach and subsequent nesting.
To register, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Stroh
office: 805-893-3703 firstname.lastname@example.org http://coaloilpoint.ucnrs.org
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