Shorebird/seabird information

Friday, May 7, 2010

Please see this message from the Florida Wildlife Commission about how we can be sure not to impact shorebirds and seabirds while cleaning up beaches:

I am the FWC point of contact for volunteer coordination, and I am aware that many counties and cities are mobilizing to do pre-oil beach clean-ups. I wanted to let you know that FWC has developed a set of shorebird/seabird best management practices (BMPs).

It is shorebird/seabird nesting season, and there is great potential for extensive negative impact on nesting birds if extreme caution is not taken. If you know of groups planning these type of clean-up events, please share with them these BMPs, which can be found on our Web site:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jessica Tomasello Ireland
Volunteer Program Manager
Office of Recreation Services
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Phone: (850) 921-1047
Fax: (850) 488-3940


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