The Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Project reports that there are now 73 Piping Plover nests on the Great Lakes in Canada and USA. This is the highest number since 1986. In Canada, the day-to-day monitoring and education programs related to the Piping Plover are carried out largely by volunteers. The 4 chicks at Sauble are doing well, but education remains very important, especially on busy weekends when people may not realize they are blocking access to the shore for chicks who do not yet fly or that riding their bikes along the shore causes the chicks to have to think fast in order to move out of the way. A few hours of volunteer time would help a lot. Think about it. We would love to have more people on the beach as plover lovers.