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St. Louis River Alliance spreads awareness about the Piping Plover

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The St. Louis River Alliance is hoping to preserve an endangered shorebird's habitat along Park Point and Wisconsin Point. 

Members of the alliance educated people about the Piping Plover on Saturday. 

The St. Louis River Alliance received a grant to restore and preserve the bird's habitat, that makes its nest on sandy beaches.   

The Great Lakes Piping Plover is the most endangered. 

Alliance members say there are a few simple ways people can help preserve the bird's habitat. 

"We encourage people to steer clear of areas that are indicated by signs where piping plover tends to be. We also encourage people to keep their dogs on leashes," said Alyssa Hoppe, project manager for the St. Louis River Alliance.

Development of the shoreline, increased activity, and an increase in the bird's predator have contributed to the Piping Plover's decline. 

At this time there are no known nesting pairs of the bird in Minnesota.  

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