After three months of care and rehabilitation at the Ohio Wildlife Center, a young Bald Eagle was released back into the wild at AOA’s Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve along the Scioto River in Pickaway County.

“Releasing a Bald Eagle, the symbol of the United States, is always a fulfilling moment for everyone at the Ohio Wildlife Center” said Dusty Lombardi, Executive Director of the center. “Our free community Wildlife Hospital provided the emergency care this raptor needed, and our goal from the beginning was to see this eagle fly to freedom.”

The Marsha Gunder Schneider Preserve is part of AOA’s Scioto River Flyway Corridor which protects riparian areas, water quality and habitat corridors for native and migratory species.