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Eagle Scout Builds Osprey Nesting Platform at LBL

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area recently benefited from a local Eagle Scout project.  Daniel Hagan of Marshall County, Kentucky designed, built, and with the help of Pennyrile Electric in Cadiz, KY, installed an osprey nesting platform near Woodlands Nature Station in the KY portion of LBL.

Daniel, a senior at Marshall County High School, started planning the Eagle Scout project in the spring of 2010.  He was inspired to begin the project after speaking with Nature Station staff about the importance of attracting osprey to LBL.  Osprey are fish eating birds of prey that prefer to nest in areas near large bodies of water with an adequate food supply.

Woodlands Nature Station School Program Coordinator, Aviva Yasgur helped coordinate the Eagle Scout Project.

Eagle Scout Builds Osprey Nesting Platform at LBL“This project will be very beneficial to LBL because osprey are so important to our birding community and nature watch enthusiasts,” stated Yasgur.  “Hopefully, this project will provide numerous visitors with the opportunity to view an active osprey nest from Nature Station’s observation deck and Woodland Walk Trail.  Osprey will return to the area next March to begin the new nesting season.  We appreciate Daniel’s hard work and Pennyrile Electric’s generosity in donating a utility pole and installation of the nesting platform.”

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review our website at www.lbl.org each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures.  Follow us on twitter @LBLScreechOwl and on our blog at http://landbetweenthelakes.blogspot.com/.  Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1.800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.


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