PLAINFIELD, IND. -
Duke Energy will hold its 17th annual bald eagle viewing
day on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at its Cayuga electric
power plant along the Wabash River about 35 miles north of
Terre Haute, Ind. The event is free and open to the public
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.
"Eagle Viewing Day is one of Duke Energy's most popular
public programs," said Frank Klopfstein, general manager at
Cayuga Station. "People tell us every year how much they
appreciate the opportunity to see the eagles in their
The American Eagle Foundation will be on hand again to
present its "Eagle and Birds of Prey Program" at 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. The presentation includes captive live eagles.
Duke Energy also is sponsoring school presentations with
the eagles. The American Eagle Foundation will be at North
Vermillion Elementary School and Southeast Fountain
Elementary School on Jan. 26 and at Davis Park Elementary
School and Franklin Elementary School in Terre Haute on
During most years, the area near Cayuga Station hosts the
state's largest population of mid-winter migratory bald
eagles. When area lakes and streams freeze over in the
winter, warm water discharged from the Cayuga power plant
keeps the river area by the plant ice free, which
attracts fish on which the eagles feed.
Eagle viewers should dress warmly and may want to bring
binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes. In the event of
bad weather, no backup day is planned.
Duke Energy monitors and works in collaboration with groups
such as the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to help
manage endangered species found on or near its properties
statewide. More information on Duke Energy's environmental
programs can be found on the Internet at .
Any questions on the program should be directed to
1-800-832-3143. Cayuga Station is located approximately 35
miles north of Terre Haute, Ind., on State Road 63. The
station can be reached by taking I-74 to State Road 63 and
then traveling south about 15 miles, or by taking U.S. 36
to State Road 63 and then going north approximately 15
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide approximately
7,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately
790,000 customers, making it the state's largest electric
supplier. "A Century of Service and Innovation" is the
Indiana operating company's year-long celebration of 100
years of service as of Sept. 5, 2012. The celebration is an
opportunity to reflect on the Indiana company's history,
its successes, and ways to strengthen the long-standing
partnership among its employees, its customers and the
communities it serves.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune
500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol DUK. More information about the company is available
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