You can be a steward of the shore and its wildlife by following these simple steps:
1. Leave no trace. Be sure to take all garbage and items with you when you leave the beach.
2. Dispose of fishing line properly. Improperly discarded fishing line can injure and kill a variety of animals, including sea turtles, sharks, and birds.
3. Keep dogs on leashes. Playful pooches can wreak havoc on shore-nesting animals in a matter of seconds. Protect baby animals by keeping your pets properly leashed.
4. Respect protected areas and signs. Give animals the space they need and stay out off protected areas.
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With support from Toyota through our Toyota TogetherGreen program, Audubon is working across the country to help make shores safe places for people and wildlife.
Toyota TogetherGreen by Audubon is a program fostering innovative solutions to the conservation challenges that affect us all. Learn more about our work at www.togethergreen.org.
Read more about shorebirds from Audubon Magazine:
Solving the Piping Plover Puzzle
A Project Tracks Oystercatchers to Save Them
A California Lake Becomes a Stopover Spot Again
A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea