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WHO: Snowy Plover Docent & Intern Program
WHAT: TRAINING SESSION for DOCENT PROGRAM
WHEN: Saturday, December 3 9AM–12:30 PM
WHERE: UCSB Campus,West Campus Conference Center @ Devereux, Slough Road at Coal Oil Point Reserve
INFO: Docent Program Coordinator, April Price
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 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. The docent program is credited with being the most important aspect of the species rehabitation ofSandsBeachand subsequent nesting.
As of 2011 the Snowy Plover Program completed ten years of activity with more than 500 nests created. During this time, the number of plovers wintering at Coal Oil Point Reserve doubled and the number of breeding pairs rose from none to an average of 20 pairs. The recovery of a breeding population at the Reserve demonstrates success in protecting a bird species that is vulnerable to urban sprawl. With research, management, education, and the undaunted efforts of many docents & volunteers, Sands Beach at Coal Oil Point Reserve is once again a habitat for wildlife in harmony with its recreational use.
To register, please contact the Program Coordinator, April Price
office: 805-893-3703 email@example.com
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