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Eagles !!!

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by treehugger, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. I am posting this info as a public service to all you outdoor types. It is a great opportunity to view some eagles and take some kids and introduce them to the great outdoors. I have attended in the past and it is an excellent program they open up to the public...FOR FREE!

    Cinergy News Release

    Eagle Viewing Day Planned At Cinergy's Cayuga Station



    PLAINFIELD, Ind., January 18, 2006 — Cinergy is inviting the public to attend the 11th annual bald eagle viewing days January 28 and 29 at its Cayuga electric power plant, just north of Terre Haute, Ind. During most years the area near Cayuga Station hosts the state’s largest population of mid-winter migratory bald eagles.

    Reservations are not necessary to attend the viewing and admission is free to the event. The public is welcome anytime between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. In addition to the eagles, tours of Cinergy’s Cayuga power plant will be available. The American Eagle Foundation will also be on hand to present its “Eagle and Birds of Prey Program” including captive live eagles at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    “Much of the land around our power plants is home to unique wildlife such as bald eagles,” said Tim Hayes, senior environmental scientist with Cinergy. “We try and create friendly habitats so they can live in harmony with our operations.”

    The colder the weather, the more likely the birds are to show. When area lakes and streams freeze over in the winter, warm water discharged from the Cayuga power plant keeps the river area by the plant ice free, which attracts fish that the eagles feed on.

    Cinergy monitors and works in collaboration with groups such as the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to help manage endangered species found on or near its properties statewide. More information on Cinergy’s environmental programs can be found on its Web site at: www.cinergy.com/Environment/.

    Any questions on the program should be directed to 1-800-832-3143. Cayuga Station is located approximately 35 miles north of Terre Haute, Ind., on State Road 63. The station can be reached by taking I-74 to State Road 63 and then traveling south about 15 miles, or by taking U.S. 36 to State Road 63 and then going north approximately 15 miles. Eagle viewers should dress warmly and may want to bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes. In the event of bad weather, no back-up days are planned. Cinergy is the parent company of PSI Energy Inc., Indiana’s largest electric supplier serving more than 750,000 customers in 69 of the state’s 92 counties.