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It's My Park: Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

 

 Piping Plovers, an endangered species of shorebird, lay their eggs, hatch and fledge at a section of Rockaway Beach reserved just for them which is protected by the Urban Park Rangers. 

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Piping plovers are back at Rockaway Beach to nest through summer! It is important to share the beach with these NYS endangered shorebirds. To help keep the piping plovers and their nesting areas safe, the beach and shoreline from Beach 36th Street to Beach 57th Street is closed to the public.

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