The Spit is an endangered species preserve where birds come to nest and breed. Because of this the mere presence of dogs (leashed or unleashed) scares the birds and prevents nesting and breeding. Therefore, once the first Piping Plover is spotted we must enforce the No Dog rule through Labor Day. Failure to comply may result in regulatory agencies to taking away our right to use the Spit.
Save Popponesset Bay is proud to partner with Mass Audubon. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.massaudubon.org/
SPB would like to share a letter with you that we received from Mass Audubon. We want you to be aware of one of the organizations that SPB partners with to ensure that our beloved Spit remains the wonderful place that it is for generations to come. Through your generous support we are able to assist with the endangered wildlife monitoring and preservation efforts by Audubon.
“Thank you for partnering with us in 2020 to protect the nesting shorebirds on Popponesset Spit. Coastal birds face many challenges along our busy coastline as they lay their lay their eggs on the sand and raise their young amidst the beach-going public. Their success depends on all of us and it would not be possible for Mass Audubon’s shorebird monitors to do the work they do without partnerships.
Thank you very much for your support of our efforts; you have helped us be successful in conserving coastal birds through your partnership. The participation and support of local communities in coastal bird conservation is essential and your role in this effort is very appreciated. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like more information about shorebirds on Popponesset Spit.
We look forward to working together again next spring!”