Shorebird signage installed at Venice beaches
With assistance by the Army Corp of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the City of Venice has installed shorebird awareness signs at Venice Beach and the North Pier beach access.
The agencies partnered to place the signs at these locations to increasepublic awareness and comply with Florida Department of Environmental Protection beach renourishment permit conditions.
The “Share the Shore” sign shows pictures of common shorebirds and seabirds and has information about their habitat and food. The sign also explains how visitors to the beach can be helpful to these species, such as by not disturbing nesting birds or chasing birds while they try to forage or rest on the beach.
“The Wrack” sign explains how “wrack,” or materials cast ashore from the Gulf like seaweeds and seagrasses, is essential in supporting birds and other wildlife at the beach. This signage also offers tips on how beach-goers can lend a hand to the wrack community.
Attached please find files of both signs, and photos showing their placement on local beaches.
For more information, contact Kathleen Weeden, City Engineer, at 941-882-7409.
City of Venice Public Information Officer
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