Hang out on the beach over the Fourth of July while helping protect an endangered species? Absolutely. Become a Volunteer Beach Steward with Audubon's Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program!
It's easy to get involved. Start by attending a one-hour workshop at the Pass Christian Library 5:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday, June 27th.
Volunteer Bird Stewards are needed 4th of July weekend-August 2016. As a bird steward you will:
1) Protect Least Terns and Black Skimmers by ensuring beach-goers do not enter vulnerable beach-nesting bird sites. Volunteers are needed the most during the 4th of July weekend (July 1-5, 2016) due to heavy beach use!
2) Help educate beach-goers about beach-nesting birds that rely on Mississippi coastal beaches to raise their young.
3) Participate in Volunteer training and orientation. Select from the list of dates.
4) Select a beach-nesting bird site in Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, or Waveland. (complete list available at training)
No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Families are encouraged to participate! To register online, go to: https://goo.gl/rEHaKo. Questions? Contact Amanda, Audubon Volunteer Manager, at (228) 285-0449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read the Shoofly's 2015 article about the program!