Written by Charles Duncan/WHSRN
Please join the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and a coalition of Delaware Bay conservation groups as we celebrate
25 Years of
Shorebird Conservation at
Monday, May 9, 2011 • 2:00 p.m.
at the restored oyster shipping sheds and wharves of the Bayshore Discovery Project, Bivalve, Port Norris, NJ.
Price: $25 per person
Opportunity for 45 passengers to enjoy an evening sail on the restored schooner, the A.J. Meerwald.
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., conservationist and 74th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, will give the keynote address.
Phillip M. Hoose, conservationist and National Book Award winner, will read from his forthcoming book for young readers entitled B-95: A Year in the Life of the Moonbird.
Twenty-five years ago, biologists, citizens, and political leaders came together to recognize Delaware Bay as a Site of Hemispheric Importance for migrating shorebirds. This event marked the beginning of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) and an international effort to conserve shorebird stopovers as well as breeding and wintering areas that now includes 84 sites in 13 countries spanning the Hemisphere. After 25 years, shorebird protection has grown more difficult and vital to the survival of many shorebird species like the Red Knot. In this one-day event we will celebrate the extraordinary international conservation efforts for shorebirds of the Delaware Bay stopover and the many people who have worked so hard to keep shorebirds in our lives.
Please Register by May 1.
Reception includes a hearty selection of Delaware Bay cuisine, wine and beer (cash bar).
The Bayshore Discovery Project is located at 2800 High Street, Bivalve Port Norris, NJ. For directions, visit www.bayshorediscovery.org
Proceeds from this event will benefit collaborative, science-based shorebird research and conservation.
Space is limited to 300 for this event and will be available on a first-come first-served basis.