Friday, February 20, 2009

Clewiston Eagle's Nest In Danger

Complaints Registered About Land Clearing At Eagle Nest Site

CLEWISTON, FL. --Local residents have registered concerns about land clearing near an eagle's nest on land believed to belong to U.S. Sugar in Clewiston. It is illegal to disturb nesting sites of eagles.

Margaret England, secretary of the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society says she received a call Monday about land clearing within 50 feet of an active eagle's nest with two eaglets on a site located on old highway US27, east of State Road 835 in Clewiston. England has received photographs of a tall Australian Pine showing the nest at the top.

It has been reported the land is being cleared for a trailer park but that the land is zoned for agricultural use. Hendry county zoning officials and Florida Fish And Wildlife have been notified and are investigating.

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