Archive for Friday, August 24, 2007

Residents honored for aiding bald eagles

August 24, 2007


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service handed out awards to three Lawrence residents and four other Kansans who played a major role in reviving the bald eagle population in Kansas.

Five of the seven people were recognized at a ceremony Wednesday at Perry Reservoir.

The Lawrence residents recognized:

  • Jesse Brinker, who is a volunteer climber.
  • Marty Birrell, who is a climbing assistant.
  • Mike Watkins, who works for the Army Corps of Engineers but spent off-duty time banding and monitoring eaglets.

Others recognized were Dennis Dinwiddie, of Topeka; Betty Waller, of Tecumseh; and Joel and Cheri Brinker, of Manhattan. Joel and Cheri Brinker were recognized at a separate ceremony.


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