VIDEO: Protecting Nature's Nurseries - April 20th MCAS Community Program


For those that were not able to attend the MCAS Virtual Community program on 4/20, the video is now available for viewing on YouTube. Presenter Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon California, describes ongoing work that is being done to preserve and improve estuaries all along the west coast.

Something special happens when a river meets an ocean. Freshwater rivers and streams flow from inland to mix with salty ocean water, creating a unique habitat called an estuary. Estuaries, and the wetlands and bays that surround them, are some of the most productive areas in the world for birds, other wildlife, and humans. The coasts and estuaries of the Pacific Flyway-the migratory bird highway stretching from the Arctic to Patagonia-support nearly a billion birds.