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Bald Eagle Released in Beckley Creek Park

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, hundreds of seasoned and novice birdwatchers lined the Country Lane Walk of the Humana Grand Allee as Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky released a rehabilitated bald eagle in Beckley Creek Park. The mature, female eagle had spent eight months in rehabilitation after suffering severe injuries to her wing and leg. Staff at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended The Parklands for the release as it contains suitable habitat to help the eagle thrive.

Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. was formed to rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned birds of prey, and increase public awareness about the importance of raptors. Raptor Rehab of KY is a non-profit, 501(3)(c) organization that receives no funds from state or federal governments, and supports itself entirely by generous contributions. All donations are fully tax deductible. Learn more and donate at

Become a Parklands Member today to help us maintain the meadows and riparian corridor that provides livable habitat for bald eagles and other wildlife right here in Louisville, KY.  Visit to join or renew today.

Photo by John Nation; Video by Curtis Carman. See more photos from the release on The Parklands Flickr page.

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Anna Rosales-Crone

As Manager of Marketing and Communications, Anna Rosales-Crone manages internal and external communications strategies for The Parklands, as well as marketing to promote facility rentals, educational programming, fundraising and overall park awareness. Anna was hired as Communications Coordinator in May of 2015 to help build awareness of the newly constructed park by managing The Parklands brand, website and social media. Prior to joining The Parklands team, she worked in communications at the American Red Cross for five years where she grew the Louisville Area Chapter’s digital and social media presence while supporting public relations, marketing and special events. She also provided public affairs support and guidance during major disaster operations. Anna is a graduate of the University of Evansville where she met her husband and the second love of her life—traveling. She also enjoys hiking, reading, baking, dancing, going to concerts and hanging out with her two cats. Contact me about: media relations, photo requests and website.