Brook the Bald Eagle is Home and Doing Well

Young Bald Eagle, Treated Last Year for Lead Poisoning, Sighted Back at New Jersey American Water Reservoir

Jun 07, 2010, 17:05 ET from New Jersey American Water

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A juvenile bald eagle found fighting for its life from lead poisoning last year, and ultimately released back into the wild, was recently spotted by one of the New Jersey American Water employees involved in its rescue. 'Brook', as the young female was nicknamed by the New Jersey American Water employees, was discovered during an environmental survey at the company's Canoe Brook (hence the eagle's name) Reservoir in Short Hills, NJ. Brook was spotted flying near the same spot she was found last year, unable to fly and in severe distress, by a company maintenance worker.

"I have to believe that this is indeed our Brook, and that Canoe Brook is home for her," said Gary Matthews, environmental manager at New Jersey American Water. "She looked great, and will probably be ready to nest at or adjacent to the reservoir."

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 16 million people in 35 states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

EDITORS' NOTE: Photos of Brook the bald eagle are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/njamwater/4642304698/

SOURCE New Jersey American Water



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