Like to be outdoors? Like to talk to people? Like birds? Especially piping plovers?
You too can be a plover warden. Check out the plover warden orientation at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, March 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Orientation is open the public. Attendance does not obligate you to volunteer. No registration required. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center.
From April through mid-August (closure ends when the chicks have fledged), the refuge beach is closed to protect the nesting piping plovers. Plover wardens protect the beach, educate visitors, and get to enjoy the beach at the same time. Shifts are 4 hours long but you can volunteer for a partial shift. Despite the fact that some of us are so crazy as to be out there in blizzards and gales, that's not required. :-)
Don't miss a chance to help save the cutest beings on the planet.