Earth Day revs up with bald eagle recovery talk on 4/18

Peter Nye, retired leader of New York State's Endangered Species Unit for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), will share his first-hand story of saving New York's bald eagles from extinction on Thursday, 4/18, 7 pm, at the Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) at Denning's Point. Nye will relay his experience as leader of New York's bald eagle restoration program with interviewer Andrew Revkin, "Dot Earth" blogger for The New York Times. Advance online registration is requested.

New York's bald eagle restoration program was established in 1976 by NYSDEC in response to the sudden collapse of the eagle population by the chemical DDT. Nye and his team, motivated by one remaining pair of bald eagles in New York State, developed unprecedented techniques which brought about the dramatic recovery of the majestic raptor.