11/14: Big Year Takes Least Tern to Great Rewards

This weekend the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year is taking to the streets to help save the California Least Tern!

Well, actually we’re heading to a former airstrip in Alameda where the species nests: and helping out with one of the most unusual restoration actions in the Bay Area.

It turns out the ground-nesting California Least Tern lays eggs on bare areas so its light-colored young can avoid predators. So a dedicated crew from Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge is working to make sure this substrate is maintained on the site. Join us, help the great Least Tern, and earn a point toward the Big Year grand prize!

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 9:00am – 12:00pm — Help the Wild Equity Institute prepare habitat for the California Least Tern nesting season with Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the main refuge gate at the northwest corner of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, Alameda. Part of the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year, a competition to see and save endangered species. RSVP Required: use this website to RSVP.

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