Piping Plover Guardians

(Friends of the Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park)

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Position ID: V-CWD0057 Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 Last Full Update: 27 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactPatricia Davidson, Piping Plover Coordinator, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Friends of Nancy Island; Phone: 705-429-2516; Email: wasagaplover@gmail.com
DutiesWasaga Beach Provincial Park (WBPP) and Friends of Nancy Island are pleased to announce the return of the Piping Plover; an endangered shorebird who has returned to the shores of WBPP after an extended hiatus. Gearing up for a busy season, we are currently seeking eager volunteers who will join our Piping Plover Guardian Family for the bird’s critical breeding season (June & July).  
Responsibilities include: 
• Monitoring the birds while they are nesting and recording important behaviours 
• Monitoring newly hatch Piping Plover chicks and recording important behaviours 
• Sharing updates with the public  
• Showing the public the Piping Plovers through spotting scopes 
• Providing feedback and updates to the Piping Plover Coordinator 
You don’t have to be an avid birder to volunteer as training is provided! Training is tentatively scheduled for the end of May.  
Please contact Piping Plover Coordinator Patricia Davidson for more information at wasagaplover@gmail.com or please call park office at 705-429-2516.
More Info Linkwww.wasagabeachpark.com/index.php?action=display&cat=33
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Nature / Environment
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Patience ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthVarious Commitment lengths
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various Interaction Levels
Dates and TimesVarious dates and times available
SeasonsSpring ; Summer
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWasaga Beach Provincial Park
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 25 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 25 individual(s) 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Agency Details
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Organization NameFriends of the Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park
Office PhoneHistoric Site: 705-429-2728 * Park: 705-429-2516
Address & Map
Provincial Park Office
11 22nd St N
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2V9
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