ConnCollege students help Coast Guard cadets build nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Birding, Wildlife

Armed with drills, hammers and scissors, Connecticut College students recently spent an entire Saturday helping cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and members of Audubon Connecticut build 200 nesting boxes for endangered roseate terns.

The boxes will replace those that were destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene on nearby Falkner Island (also known as Faulkner’s Island), which is part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and where the Coast Guard operates a lighthouse.

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