Date: 7/31/17 11:52 am From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hammonasset Shorebird Pools Issue
We have a "committee" to work with DEEP on solving this issue. They wanted only two people and we thank all of those who so generously volunteered to help. We are most fortunate that Chris Elphick, Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UConn has offered to lead our team. Chris is well known to many of you through his extensive work with Saltmarsh Sparrows. He has also studied birds in agricultural settings and waterbirds of conservation interest, all areas which will be relevant to the project. The other member is Terry Shaw who is on both the COA and the Menunkatuck Audubon Society Boards of Directors. Menunkatuck has intimate knowledge of Hammonasset as a result of their long association and many volunteer projects there. Both have been welcomed by Susan Whalen, Deputy Commissioner of DEEP and we expect the project to begin soon.