Point Reyes Seashore Lodge

June 28, 2014

4th of July Weekend – 2014

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Western Snowy Plovers
There will be a beach closure during the 2014 4th of July holiday weekend for the protection of the threatened western snowy plover. In 2013, there were eleven plover chicks at the beginning of the holiday weekend; three survived to Monday. Plovers can be impacted in a number of ways by heavy human activity in their habitat, including increased flushing caused by humans or pets, and by activities that draw corvids (ravens, crows, and jays) to the beach, such as poor food management. The closure will extend from Abbotts Lagoon south to the North Beach parking area.