Make a Difference Days
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. –Dr. Seuss
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10 am – 1 pm
Change the World:
One Beach at a Time
Cove Island Park, Stamford; Boccuzzi Park, Stamford; Weed Beach, Darien
Sign up today to make a difference
Spring is the season when hundreds of horseshoe crabs come up on the beach for their annual mating and spawning. Join SoundWaters and other volunteers at area beaches to tag horseshoe crabs as part of a research project to determine the migration patterns once they leave the beach. All ages invited to participate.
This year you can also participate in projects to help SoundWaters and Cove Island Park recover from Storm Sandy
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Cove Island Park Meet at SoundWaters Coastal Center; help SoundWaters and Cove Island Park recover from Storm Sandy
Weed Beach, Darien;
Boccuzzi Park (Southfield Beach;)
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SoundWaters Make a Difference Days are perfect for high school environmental clubs, service organizations and individuals, as well as volunteers of all ages.
SPRING: The Spring event at the SoundWaters Center focuses on the annual migration of horseshoe crabs, which come up on our local beaches to spawn and lay their eggs. SoundWaters is a partner with Project Limulus, a research initiative through Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, to track and tag horseshoe crabs from year to year. SoundWaters provides education about the horseshoe crab and its importance to the ecology of Long Island Sound, and training and field experience in tagging these fascinating creatures. In addition, volunteers participate in a coastal clean-up, which is critical to protecting the habitat for the horseshoe crabs.
FALL: The Fall coastal clean-up takes place at local beaches and includes education on the importance of keeping coastal habitats and Long Island Sound free of floatable debris, which can harm, and even cause deaths of birds and marine life. Participants will record each and every item they pick up. This information is collated and sent to state and international data bases of the International Coastal Clean-up Day, which attracts thousands of volunteers worldwide.