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Beach closures starting Friday June 7th, 2013
We are also very disappointed at the impending closure of the beach. We, along with the Duxbury Harbor Masters office, in cooperation with the Mass Fish & Wildlife Dept., work very hard every year to manage the protected birds that use our beach to lay their eggs and fledge their young. We are usually able to do this by roping off the required 100ft diameter nesting areas and hiring people to ensure the birds and nests are kept safe. This year, there are 18 nests scattered all along the beach in areas that don't allow the required clearances. They should all hatch at about the same time and we hope to reopen no later than July 15, based on how long it will take the baby birds to fledge. These threatened birds are protected under the Endangered Species Act and as such are afforded special consideration. I trust that this decision was not made lightly by the Town of Duxbury, which leases the beach from The Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. More information is available in the previously posted press release. Thank you for your understanding.
Press release from the town here:
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