To give readers an idea of how Gloucester compares to other North of Boston beaches provided below is a list of Massachusetts beaches, the number of chicks fledged at each beach, and the dog ordiance.
As you can see, prohibiting dogs on beaches beginning April 1st would bring us in alliance with the majority of Massachusetts coastal communities. If anyone would like the list of all Massachusetts beaches where Piping Plovers are nesting, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send you the pdf.
The beaches and information about chicks was found at the Mass Wildlife Massachusetts Piping Plover Census 2017.
NORTH OF BOSTON
Crane Beach, Ipswich: 33 chicks fledged, No Dogs April 1 to Sept 30, on leash off season.
Sandy Point Reservation, Ipswich: 21 chicks fledged, No Dogs allowed at any time.
Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester: 0 chicks fledged, No Dogs May 1 to September 30.
Parker River Wildlife Refuge: 54 chicks fledged, No Dogs allowed at anytime.
Newburyport Town Beach: 5 chicks fledged, Nog dogs May 15 to October 15, On leash all year.
Point of Pines, Revere: 1chick fledged, Private.
Revere Beach: 8 chicks fledged, No Dogs April 1 to September 30.
Winthrop Beach: 6 chicks fledged, No Dogs April 1 to September 30.
Yirrell Beach, Winthrop: 3 chicks fledged, No Dogs April 1 to September 30.