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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, July 13, 2018

Beach Docents Are Needed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg Air Force Base is seeking
volunteer docents for the 2018 western snowy plover breeding season to
assist in balancing wildlife protection and visitor recreation. The docents
would specifically help to protect the threatened snowy plover from
disturbance during the nesting season and create awareness among beach
visitors.

Duties include:
. Roving the beach for the purpose of making contact with beach
visitors
. Educating visitors about the natural history, plight, and protection
of the snowy plover
. Informing visitors about beach restrictions
. Communicating with conservation law-enforcement officers when
necessary
. Providing general information and assistance to visitors
. Using interpretive materials to help communicate information

Snowy Plover Docents must possess strong oral communication skills with a
diversity of people, be non-confrontational, and be able to work
independently. Docents must also be able to spend a majority of the time
standing, walking, and/or hiking; tolerate wind, fog, cold, and blowing
sand; and be comfortable around people and dogs.

Docents are needed at Surf Beach and Ocean Park from now through Sept. 30,
2018. All level of commitment will be appreciated.

Western Snowy Plover Docent training will be provided.

Please contact Tiffany Whitsitt-Odell at 805-605-8399 or
tiffany.whitsitt.ctr@us.af.mil for more information.

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