St. Louis River Alliance

Piping Plover Project

Piping Plover Migration Season

May 1 – June 15 Migration to the Great Lakes

Join the St. Louis River Alliance in protecting this endangered shorebird. Be Part of a Team Working Towards Piping Plover Recovery!

Information About Plovers

Piping Plover are extremely rare shorebirds in the Great Lakes and are listed as critically endangered. The St. Louis River Alliance is working with state and federal agencies to attract nesting piping plovers to Minnesota and Wisconsin Point beaches. Please join us in our efforts to protect their habitat and educate others about this rare shorebird.

photos courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Volunteer Opportunities


Plover Monitoring Program

Volunteer or apply for a seasonal staff position working with our experienced field crew to survey critical habitat areas for signs of the endangered piping plover.


Bark Rangers Program

Walk Lakeshore beaches and trails with your canine companion and share information and answer visitor questions about pet policies, endangered Piping Plover, and more. Click HERE for more information.

For more information, contact Alyssa: or (218)733-9520.


Links To More Information About Plovers