Eagle habitat hike

Come enjoy a walk in the area’s nesting grounds and explore the habitats of the majestic eagle from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at PPL’s Holtwood Environmental Preserve.

Jim Smith, a PPL naturalist who has been monitoring the eagle population at the Holtwood Environmental Preserve since 1999, will lead this walk. More than 30 eaglets have fledged from nests near the dam. Holtwood is also home to ospreys that nest near the dam. Smith’s presentation will cover how these birds of prey live, efforts to restore their populations, how to identify these beautiful raptors and how we can thrive together with them. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for outdoor weather and a half-mile hike.
We will also be able to see the progress of the Holtwood hydroelectric facility expansion. Two new generators are being added to more than double the amount of clean, renewable energy generated at the plant.

This program is free and open to the public. Meet at the second parking area on McCall’s Ferry Road past the Lock 12 Historical Area, off Route 372 on the York County side of the Norman Wood Bridge. For directions, please visit http://www.pplpreserves.com, click on “Holtwood” then select “Directions.” For more information contact Karen Ament at 717-284-6274 or kament@pplweb.com.

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