Revere Journal – Story by Sue Woodcock April 27, 2019
8 Pairs of Plovers Nesting on Revere Beach
The nesting areas have been marked off and the Piping Plovers are back on Revere Beach and Winthrop Beach.
According to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), every year, Piping Plovers, which are protected under both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, migrate to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ coastline, including Revere Beach and Winthrop Beach Reservation, seeking to mate, nest, and feed their young chicks.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, installs safe zones for Piping Plovers during the shorebirds’ nesting season. The fencing, designed to be minimally invasive to the human eye, is made of grey fiber glass poles, with blue triangular signs, and orange twine.