Volunteers are needed to help detect chronic oil contamination in sea birds

What: You can help by attending this informational presentation
Where: Gilsland Farm, Audubon Center in Falmouth
When: 7pm, Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Please RSVP to Julie Ellis at julie.ellis@tufts.edu;
or Peter Milholland at pmilholland@cascobay.org; 207-799-8574.

You can help by joining the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET). Volunteers patrol 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. The baseline data collected will help detect and document chronic, low-level oil spills and inform damage assessments after major spills.

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 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded SEANET a project grant to study seabird mortality in Maine. Casco Bay has been selected for this project grant which spans one year. 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 or Peter Milholland at 207-799-8574 or pmilholland@cascobay.org.
Volunteer Opportunities
For more information about volunteer opportunities
at Friends of Casco Bay,
please contact Peter Milholland
at pmilholland@cascobay.org
or 207-799-8574 ext. 207.