LONG BRANCH, NJ — Help the Monmouth County Park System protect the nests of endangered birds at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch! Volunteers (ages 18 and up) are needed to monitor known nesting sites of piping plovers and least terns on the beach. Those interested in volunteering should attend the Beach Nesting Bird Monitor Training Workshop on Sunday, April 17 at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Ocean Avenue, Long Branch. Offered twice the same day, prospective volunteers can attend either the 12noon-2pm or the 2-4pm session. Indoor and outdoor activities are involved. Please dress for the weather. The workshop will be conducted by Todd Pover of NJ Fish & Wildlife.
Volunteers will monitor the nests April through August. During peak summer usage and special events such as the Fourth of July, volunteers will be asked to educate park visitors about these species and discourage actions which may negatively impact the birds and their chicks.