Date: 4/8/19 8:44 am
From: Craig Repasz via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Event Reminder April 14th - Long Island Sound Wildlife and Habitat Talk

April 14th - Long Island Sound Wildlife and Habitat Talk - FREE

On Sunday April 14th at 2pm, Patrick Lynch, the noted artist and author of "A Field Guide of Long Island Sound" will give a presentation on the beach, salt marsh, and estuary environments of the Sound. The presentation will take place at the Audubon Office at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford, CT 06615. It is free and open to all. Light refreshments served.

After the talk, there will be an information session for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer steward at the Great Meadows Unit of the McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Stratford. Great Meadows is one of the most significant wetlands left in our state, with over 270 bird species. It is open to the public 365 days/year, with 1.5 miles of trails, viewing platforms, informational kiosks, and other improvements.

Volunteer stewards help to keep Great Meadows accessible to the public by: walking the trails and interacting with visitors, informing people about wildlife and the refuge, keeping the area tidy and free of litter, and tracking bird and animal species that use the area. It is a simple and rewarding volunteer job for anyone interested in being outdoors and helping nature.

Registration for the talk - by sending an email to Craig Repasz <crepasz...><mailto:<crepasz...> - is highly encouraged.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Friends of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, Audubon Connecticut and other partners.

Craig Repasz
Friends of Stewart B McKinney NWR
Steering Committee Chair

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