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WHO: Snowy Plover Docent & Intern Program
WHAT: TRAINING SESSION for DOCENT PROGRAM
WHEN: Saturday, May 14th 9AM - 12:30 PM
(RSVP no later than the day before please. Lunch is provided for RSVPs)
WHERE: UCSB Campus, The Cliff House, Slough Road at Coal Oil Point Reserve
INFO: Program Coordinator, Jennifer Stroh
Office: 805-893-3703 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: Western Snowy Plover is a threatened species. Nesting on the open sand makes them very vulnerable. Often the 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 and administrated by UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve Program Director and Coordinator.
Celebrating Ten Years of Nesting in 2011 ~ 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. The program has become a model for other docent programs around the country.
To register, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Stroh
Join us on Facebook at : Snowy Plover Docent Program (SPDP) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21368290347&ref=ts#!