Monday, May 20, 2013

Kingston Greenways Annual Meeting and Movie

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Kingston Greenways Association will host its annual meeting at the Kingston Firehouse. Following the meeting, Maria Grace, Education and Outreach Manager of Conserve Wildlife, will introduce  the PBS documentary, "Crash: A Tale of Two Species" and then take questions. The film, which runs about 55 minutes, explores the fascinating relationship between the Red Knot, a rare American shorebird, and the ancient horseshoe crab.

Each spring thousands of Red Knots fly from South America to their nesting grounds in the Canadian Arctic. Along the way they pause at the Delaware Bay, where they feed on the eggs of the horseshoe crab—a meal crucial to completing their journey. But humans now harvest large numbers of horseshoe crabs to use as fishing bait, and there is mounting pressure to lift the state's limits on that harvest. In addition, Hurricane Sandy altered or destroyed nearly half of the Red Knots' Delaware Bay feeding grounds, increasing the threat to the Red Knots and other shorebirds.

Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. The Kingston Firehouse is located at 6 Heathcote Road in Kingston. Ample parking is available behind the firehouse.
Photo: Conserve Wildlife