Soundkeeper is providing additional support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in seeking volunteers to serve as environmental stewards at the Great Meadows Marsh in Stratford, CT. The marsh, which is a unit of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge off of Long Beach Blvd in Stratford, is one of the most important wetlands left in Connecticut. It has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Audobon Connecticut due to its significance in providing habitat and feeding areas for threatened birds such as the Piping Plover and Snowy Egrets. Volunteer stewards help by tracking wildlife, informing visitors about threatened species of birds and wildlife that use the marsh , and keeping the refuge free of litter and accessible to the public.
Volunteer training and orientation will be held on Feb. 6th at 9am at the Audobon office at Stratford Point, 1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford, CT 06615