Community Invited to Bald Eagle Release at The Parklands December 7

Community Invited to Bald Eagle Release at The Parklands December 7

Louisville, Ky. (December 4, 2019) —Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. will release a rehabilitated bald eagle in The Parklands of Floyds Fork at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

The mature female bald eagle was discovered in Eastern Jefferson County on March 22, 2019. The eagle sustained severe wing and leg injuries and has spent the last eight months being nursed back to health by the team at Raptor Rehab. Staff at the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife recommended The Parklands for the release as it contains suitable habitat to help the eagle thrive. The Parklands is also close to where the eagle was originally found.

Members of the community are invited to join representatives from Raptor Rehab and The Parklands as we celebrate the release of this majestic bird, the symbol of our nation, on one of America’s most patriotic days, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park, 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, Louisville, KY 40245. Directions to PNC Achievement Center

There will be a short hike to the release location. The release will occur at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Donor Fountain in the Humana Grand Allee in Beckley Creek Park. Parking is available at the release site for those with limited mobility.

For more information, please contact Anna Rosales-Crone at 502-815-0267 or acrone@21cparks.org.

About The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre visitor-supported public park system in Louisville, Kentucky, stretching from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road. Four major parks—Beckley Creek, Pope Lick, Turkey Run and Broad Run parks—are linked by a world-class urban trail system and a remarkable water trail tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. The Parklands offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for a quiet place to discover nature, a dynamic learning experience through the Outdoor Classroom, a cruise on a scenic park drive, or a stream to paddle. The Parklands does not receive tax dollars for annual upkeep or operations. Ongoing maintenance and operations are funded solely through private donations and an endowment fund. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more and donate at www.theparklands.org/Member.

About Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.

Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. was formed to rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned birds of prey, and increase public awareness about the importance of raptors. Raptor Rehab of KY is a non-profit, 501(3)(c) organization that receives no funds from state or federal governments, and supports itself entirely by generous contributions. All donations are fully tax deductible. Learn more and donate at www.raptorrehab.org.

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