Red Rock Lake Featured in The Iowan

Red Rock Lake article in The IowanRed Rock Lake was featured in the March/April 2011 Iowan magazine. The article, entitled “Changing Course: Voyage to the future of Lake Red Rock”, does a phenomenal job portraying the lake and the optimism for the future of the area.

Please take some time and read this important article in the Iowan.

A Canada Goose has taken up residence in a former eagles nest where the Gladys Black Eagle Cam has been positioned. Several goslings were born on May 16, and may leave soon. To see the goose and the goslings, click above on LEARN MORE.

Read about the history or the Eagle Cam:

Red Rock Lake Association announces the Gladys Black Eagle Cam project as a collaborative effort to enhance knowledge about eagles in the Red Rock Area.The eagle cam will provide live online streaming video and become an educational opportunity.

The camera will provide audio and video relating to the eagle family structure and daily activities. Nest building, courtship, egg laying, chick development and the fledging of the young eagles will be viewable from the camera. Activity at the nest will begin in late October and continue through courtship in January, egg hatching in February and concluding with the birth of the eagle chicks. Educational videos are planned for documenting eagle activity in the nest.

The nest that the camera is watching has produced two eagle chicks in the past year and the parents have been in the Red Rock area for over six years. As the project has progressed, the family of eagles has kept a watchful eye on the nest.

Gladys Black, for which the camera was named after and known as “Iowa’s bird lady”, was a resident of Pleasantville and is a well-known ornithologist and naturalist.

Red Rock Lake Association is working with educators, curriculum directors and other interested parties to spread enthusiasm, learning opportunities and information about the camera.

For more information contact Ron Huelse at 641-842-6282

A presentation, program overview, discussion of educational opportunities and recognition of contributing sponsors will be held Thursday Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in Graham 1 at Central College.

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