Shenango River Watchers to host second annual Eagle Fest at Shenango River Lake

Pittsburgh District USACE
Published Dec. 21, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will host the second annual Eagle Fest at Shenango River Lake Jan. 8, 2022. (Courtesy photo)

TRANSFER, Pa. – Shenango River Watchers will host the second annual Eagle Fest at Shenango River Lake Jan. 8.

Community members are invited to attend at the Chestnut Run Swim Beach, 500 Saranac Drive (SRSR 846), Transfer, PA 16150.

Both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Tamarack Wildlife Center will provide interpretive programs throughout the event. Each presentation will last approximately 40 minutes. The PA Game Commission will present at 9:10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tamarack Wildlife Center will present at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., including several live ambassador birds.

Those who attend will have a chance to observe and learn more about bald eagles that have made several nests around Shenango River Lake, including on the river below the dam and throughout the wildlife areas.

When the lake freezes and ice forms, open water becomes prime fishing opportunities for bald eagles, allowing for several daily observations last winter. Visitors have observed more than 90 juvenile and adult bald eagle nests in one day, previously.

Shenango offers several recreation areas that provide panoramic views to spot bald eagles. Visitors will receive a map to take a self-guided tour around the lake. Park Ranges will be available to answer questions and help locate bald eagles. They will hold stations at the Route 18 Access Area, Mercer Recreation Area and Shenango Recreation Area boat launch.

Shenango River Lake is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District. Shenango River Watchers is a non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed.

In accordance with CDC COVID guidelines, participation in these programs may be limited. Visitors should attend only one program for each presenter to limit congestion. Participants will be expected to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and masks. Sanitation stations will be available.

For more information, please contact Shenango’s ranger station at 724-646-1124.

Media can contact the Public Affairs office at or 412-395-7500.

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Michel Sauret
724-646-1124 (cell)
1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Release no. 21-024