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Calling All Piping Plovers

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DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - A shore bird that at one time used the St. Louis River estuary and Wisconsin Point for nesting left the area in the 1980's.  There are now only 70 breeding pair of Piping Plovers left in the Great Lakes area, most in Michigan.  The St. Louis River Alliance is taking steps to attract the plover back to this area by discouraging gulls from using potential plover nesting spots.  A gull ex-closure is being constructed on Wisconsin Point.  The alliance is holding a Volunteer Roundup event to recruit volunteers to watch for the birds.  That meeting will be next Tuesday at the Lafayette Community Center on Park Point.  Get details and RSVP by calling 733-9520.

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