As part of PPL's support for wildlife habitat around Lake Wallenpaupack, Kipp Island will be closed until the end of July to protect a bald eagle nesting area.


 As part of PPL's support for wildlife habitat around Lake Wallenpaupack, Kipp Island will be closed until the end of July to protect a bald eagle nesting area.
"Last year, Lake Wallenpaupack's first known bald eagle pair successfully raised an eaglet at Kipp Island, and so far this spring we've received several reports of eagles on the island," said Paul Canevari, PPL's community relations director for the Pocono region.
"We're committed to doing our part to promote safe and healthy habitats for endangered and threatened species and all wildlife here at Lake  Wallenpaupack," he said. "Closing  Kipp Island to protect the eagle nesting area in accordance with federal regulations for this threatened species is a key action to ensure that these majestic birds continue to nest here."
The Kipp Island nest is just one of the nests established by bald eagles and other threatened birds of prey in the Lake Wallenpaupack area.
"These active nesting areas are a testament to the clean water and natural habitat promoted by PPL's  Lake Wallenpaupack management policies and commitment to the environment," Canevari said. "We're hopeful that the eagles will return to Kipp Island to nest this year and for many years to come."
Kipp Island, the second largest on the lake, will reopen for public recreation at the end of July, when the nesting season for eagles has ended.
The 5,700-acre Lake Wallenpaupack provides water for the Wallenpaupack hydroelectric plant, a 44-megawatt plant near Hawley that has been generating clean, renewable electricity since 1926.