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Life on the edge: The ecology of Crane Beach

Saturday, January 19

3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs, Lectures, Readings, Films

Photo credit: T. Barrieau/The Trustees

Photo credit: T. Barrieau / The Trustees.


When one thinks of Crane Beach, the sea, sun, and sand might be the first things that come to mind. But how did the forces of nature create the stunning landscape? What’s special about this incredible barrier beach and marshlands it protects? How do The Trustees protect special places and care for our vulnerable coast? Join Jeff Denoncour, an ecologist with The Trustees, for a dive into the natural history and ecological significance of Crane Beach, how we protect our coastal resources, and examples of success stories resulting from our work.

This program is offered in collaboration with The Trustees and in conjunction with the special exhibition Sky | Horizon | Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach on view through March 3, 2019. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers / nonresidents.

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About Jeff Denoncour
Jeff Denocour is the Eastern Region Ecologist with The Trustees where he manages and monitors ecological resources on its properties in Eastern Massachusetts. Jeff grew up on Cape Ann and has spent most of his life living along the coast. He has 11 years of experience managing rare and endangered shorebirds that nest on beaches. For the past eight years, he has been managing the Shorebird Protection Program on Crane Beach, as well as other natural resources that make the Crane Beach such a treasured place.

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