Rice Creek to host program on bald eagles' comeback

Mike Allen, a senior wildlife technician of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, will discuss the recovery of the New York’s bald eagle population at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station.

Allen will present a PowerPoint program reviewing bald eagles’ progress in the state in the past 34 years. Attendees also will learn about the state DEC’s bald eagle restoration program, hear about eagles in the region and see the eagle nest on display. 

No registration is needed for this admission-free program.

Rice Creek Field Station includes the 26-acre Rice Pond surrounded by 400 acres of land, ranging from open fields to forests. The research building is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.

The field station accommodates the general public and serves as a center for college courses and research. It is located on Thompson Road in the town of Oswego, a quarter-mile south of Route 104 and the main SUNY Oswego campus.

For information, visit www.oswego.edu/ricecreek or call 312-7961.

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(Posted: Jun 02, 2009)