2020 Wildlife Beach Cleanup

When:
February 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2020-02-29T08:30:00-06:00
2020-02-29T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
Public Beach Access
State Hwy 87 & 4th St
Bolivar Peninsula, TX 77617
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica Jia, Park Ranger at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
409-267-3337

Join  for their Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
FIRST EVER WILDLIFE BEACH CLEANUP!

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge’s local conservation community is getting together and want YOU to leap into 2020 with us on the beach!

Why February?
Why the beach?

Well, funny you should ask, a few weeks later hundreds of shorebirds will use the beachfront to court and nest. And, nesting birds need clean beaches! They and other wildlife are in harms way by the plastics that wash ashore – baby chicks eat small plastics, and the adults don’t do any better! If we try to cleanup in March we would scare the birds and harm nesting success. So, the best thing we can do is bring our jackets and tackle that chilly beach before they get there!

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge’s goal is to teach you about these nesting birds and show what everyone can do to help them. Join to learn about bird behavior and what you can do for wildlife.

Bring:
– Sturdy Shoes
– Reusable Water Bottle (water jugs and paper cups provided)
– A jacket and clothes that can work
– Your awesome selves
– Your neighbors too!

If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, bring it too! If you have a 2 wheel-drive vehicle, no worries! Park on the beach access point and we will get you where you need to go!

Schedule:
8:30 Registration Starts (at Beach Access Point)
9:00 Special guest talk about shorebird behavior and wildlife impacts
9:30-11:30 Beach Cleanup
11:30 Regroup and mingle with your conservation community

Bird’s the word: Share and spread the news!

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Jia
Park Ranger at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
[email protected] or call 409/267-3337