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Clarksville prepares for Eagle Days

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

The city of Clarksville  is getting ready for their annual celebration of America’s Bald Eagle.

Eagle Days will be held on the riverfront in Clarksville Jan. 25 and 26.

Clarksville’s Eagle Days is the oldest Eagle Days in Missouri.

Started in the early 80’s, the Missouri Department of Conservation began holding the event as a way to educate the public about the Bald Eagle, which, at that time, was on the Endangered Species List.

Clarksville was chosen because of the wintering bald eagle population.

Programs are held in the “Appleshed” every hour on the hour, lasting about 20 to 25 minutes.

Spotting scopes will be set up in Riverfront Park for viewing, also the Visitor Center will be open for warm viewing.

Viewing Season can be enjoyed December through March each year.

For more information, contact 573-242-3771 or the Missouri Department of Conservation at  660-785-2420.

Event hours are as follows: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is free.