Volunteers needed to monitor endangered birds

THE JOURNAL STAR

The Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership seeks volunteers to monitor tern and plover colonies along the Platte River from Columbus to Plattsmouth.

Volunteers will help staff monitor nesting populations, build protective fences and involve communities.

Those interested in volunteering must attend a three-hour training session in 153 Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Dates and times for the training are: May 26, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m.; or May 27, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

The partnership sends volunteers to nesting sites close to their homes, said Chris Thody, volunteer coordinator. The time commitment may be an hour or two, possibly several times during the season.

To register for one of the training sessions, contact Thody, at (402) 472-8741 or cthody2@unl.edu, or go to ternandplover.unl.edu.

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