Despite overcast skies and cool weather, this year’s 22nd Annual Bald Eagle Days was another great success. That’s according to Lake Red Rock Park Ranger Tracy Spry, who tells KNIA/KRLS News that 729 students from schools throughout central Iowa attended eagle programs on Friday, March 5th, and over 1,100 people took part in Bald Eagle Days activities on Saturday, March 6th.
Visitors came from 41 different communities, including several from out-of-state. The program featured live eagles and other wild animals, along with other demonstrations and exhibits on wildlife, and was held at Central College in Pella.
Agencies who supported or sponsored the 22nd Annual Bald Eagle Days included: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Marion County Conservation Board, Central College, US Army Corps of Engineers, Pella Wildlife Company, Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pella Rolscreen Foundation, Vermeer Charitable Foundation, Comfort Inn and Suites in Pella, and the Pizza Ranch in Pella.