The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 27, 2013

Eagle Watch will be Jan. 4 at CCC


The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Clinton Community College and the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge will be hosting the 30th Annual Bald Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Educational programs and environmental exhibits will be held at the Clinton Community College. Clinton Community College is located at 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton. Eagle viewing will be held at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton, Ill., off Illinois 84.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to view exhibits and educational programs. This year’s schedule is as follows:

• 9:45 a.m. — Welcome to Eagle watch.

• 10 a.m. — “The American Bald Eagle” — presented by the National Eagle Center, Wabasha, Minn.The National Eagle Center will have a live eagle available for photo opportunities between 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

11:15 a.m. — “Native American Dance, in Honor of the Bald Eagle” — Rudy Vallejo, Member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas presenting

12:30 p.m. — “Listen to the Eagles Message” — DVD produced by S.O.A.R.

1 p.m. — “The American Bald Eagle” — presented by the National Eagle Center, Wabasha, Minn.

The programs and exhibits will feature a live bald eagle, conservations groups, artists, drawings for door prizes and refreshments. The National Eagle Center will have a live eagle available for photo opportunities between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

A courtesy bus shuttle will be provided between Clinton Community College and Lock and Dam 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shuttle will run every half hour until 2 p.m.

For more information on the 30th Annual Clinton Eagle Watch, contact the Thomson Park Rangers at (815) 259-3628 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (815) 273-2732.