The deadline for construction of the fish passage has been extended to April 7, which means that around-the-clock work could begin in order to complete the project. A qualified Piping Plover monitor will have to be on-site during construction from March 15 to April 7. Piping Plover are an endangered bird species. As of mid-week next week, 320 feet of the culvert should be in place along with the knife gate on the Pond side. Once the fish run is completely in place, sand will be graded on top to pre-Sandy conditions, which will make it ideal nesting ground for Piping Plover and other shorebirds. Remember to check back next week for an update on the status of this restoration project.