Date: 8/3/17 1:14 pm
From: Nash, Matthew (DCR) <matthew.nash...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Winthrop Beach birding and nature programs affected by construction

Winthrop Shore drive is under construction which affects the DCR nature programs listed below. We will still be meeting on the beach across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore drive in order to accommodate folks who did not receive this notice. However, you will not be able to park right at the meeting place as in the past.

Also, the nearest recommended entrance to the beach is at Dolphin Avenue then walk about 1/4 of a mile on the beach towards the red white and blue tower until you reach Sturgis Street. It appears that those arriving by bus can cross carefully at Sturgis Street as in the past, however be prepared to walk along the sidewalk opposite the beach until you find an entrance in case the Sturgis street entrance to the beach is inaccessible.

We apologize for any inconvenience due to construction.

Parking and driving is not restricted for Evening and Weekend programs along Winthrop Shore Drive.

North Region Coastal District

Department of Conservation and Recreation

One Eliot Circle Contact: MatthewNash
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 Ext. 105

Date July 21, 2017


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Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Bring Water. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...> For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit .


Avian Delights
Fridays, August 4 & 18 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Morning)
Observe migrating shorebirds and learn about their adaptations for survival as we walk on the beach sand for a distance of up to one mile. Terrain can be uneven. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them.

Beachcomber Scavenger Hunt
Wednesdays, August 9 & 23 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Did you know that marine snails are like sharks because they have rows of sharp teeth that they use to devour their prey? Learn about the fascinating lives of sea animals and discover new treasures of vacant shells as we walk on the beach sand for a distance of up to half a mile. Terrain can be uneven.

Nature Story time Exploration
Fridays, August 11 & 25 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Listen to a nature themed children’s story followed by an exploration of nature. Recommended for children ages 4-10. Bring a towel, blanket or beach chair to sit on.

Meet at: Winthrop Beach on Winthrop Shore Drive across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA. On street parking is available free of charge. Accessible by Public Transportation: Paul Revere Transportation bus 712 or 713 Point Shirley-Orient Heights, arrive at the Winthrop Beach stop then walk down Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA (If traveling from outside Winthrop, board the bus at the MBTA Orient Heights station on the blue line). Visit for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Matthew Nash

Visitor Services Supervisor

DCR North Region Coastal District

One Eliot Circle

Revere, MA 02151

(781) 485-2804 ext. 105

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