Fences go up in LI to save piping plovers
The piping plover may be a small bird, but it's facing major problems in Long Island.
Officials say this year many of the endangered shorebird's habitats were damaged from the recent storms that hit Long Island.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation erected fences at many local beaches to give piping plovers a protected nesting ground.
Officials say they will wait until early July to evaluate if their plan to replenish the population of piping plovers is working.
According to the DEC, several sand replenishment efforts, including some in Southampton, are under way to help restore destroyed piping plover habitats.