COASTSWEEP Beach Cleanup at Scusset Beach, Massachusetts

Please join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) and Capt. John Boats for a beach cleanup at Scusset Beach this Saturday, October 24, 1:30-3: 30PM 140 Scusset Beach Rd, Buzzards Bay MA. Rain Date is Sunday Oct. 25, 9-11AM. This cleanup effort is part of Coastsweep, the beach-wide cleanup effort by the State.  This cleanup effort is a family event where everyone can participate and have good CLEAN fun!  NECWA staff and biologists from Capt. John Boats out of Plymouth will also provide a beach walk for those interested in learning more about our seashore. Dress for the weather. All cleanup materials will be provided including plastic bags, plastic gloves, data sheets, pencils and clipboards. Meet at the parking lot at Scusset Beach on Cape Cod Bay.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Carol “Krill” Carson at 508-566-0009/ krillcarson@mac.com

Job Opportunity – Development Director, Maine

Friends of Casco Bay seeks a dynamic, results-oriented, organized, experienced fundraising professional. The Development Director is responsible for successfully executing a comprehensive development program that ensures Friends of Casco Bay has the funds needed to accomplish our mission.

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Citizen Scientists Needed in Maine for Seabird Mortality Project

The Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) needs citizen scientists of all ages to join us in protecting Maine’s coast! The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded SEANET a project grant to study seabird mortality in Maine. The baseline data collected will permit better detection of chronic, low-level oil spills and inform damage assessments after major spills. You can help by joining SEANET and walking a segment of Maine’s shoreline once or twice a month collecting data on environmental conditions, beach debris and both dead and live bird sightings. No scientific background or special training is required, just a desire to help Maine’s marine ecosystems! The reports you and other Maine volunteers submit are the backbone of this effort. The project grant spans one year, and all volunteers who submit a full year’s worth of data will receive a SEANET t-shirt as our thanks. At the end of the year, you are welcome to remain with SEANET and continue submitting data from your beach for our larger studies. If you are interested in taking an active role in the stewardship of Maine’s treasured coast, or in helping us get the word out about SEANET, please contact Julie Ellis at 508-887-4933 or julie.ellis@tufts.edu.
SEANET is the only program conducting standardized beached bird monitoring on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Our data is entirely volunteer generated, and you can help! For more information on SEANET’s work and how you can join us, visit the SEANET blog

Long Island Sound Update Available

Interested in learning about wildlife in and around Long Island Sound? The Long Island Sound Study’s newest issue of Sound Update is now available online Learn about the 200+ dolphins that were spotted this summer and about other creatures that live in the Sound, such as sharks, river otters, seahorses, and shorebirds!! If you would like hard copies to distribute to the public or to use in your classroom, contact Larissa Graham <larissa.graham@cornell.edu>.