piping plovers

Piping plover. (Credit: TV 10/55)

Judge Denies Group’s Bid To Halt Fire Island Dune-Replenishment Project

The Audubon’s lawsuit claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ $207 million dune-replenishment project would harm piping plovers by destroying their habitat.

10/18/2014

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Mastic Beach Residents Upset After Dune Project Halted Because Of Endangered Species

A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.

09/17/2014

An all-terrain vehicle on a beach (file / credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Vetoes Bill Allowing ATVs At State Parks And Beaches To Protect Birds

Just days before the holiday weekend, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy vetoed a bill that would have allowed all-terrain vehicles at state parks and beaches.

07/05/2013

Endangered Egg (Credit: CBS 2)

Trespasser Accused Of Destroying Piping Plovers’ Endangered Eggs In Breezy Point

Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.

07/20/2012