City of Norfolk issues a statement on the removal of the eagles nests at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
In the interest of public safety and the safety of the bald eagles, the City of Norfolk will move forward to remove the nests at the Norfolk Botanical Garden Thursday morning October 4. Norfolk Botanical Garden will delay its opening until approximately 11:00 a.m.
The Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk International Airport and City of Norfolk agreed to support the recommendation of the USDA Wildlife Services to remove the nests following months of discussion and study of the USDA’s Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries reports on the status and population of eagles in Virginia.
While we all have enjoyed the eagle’s at Norfolk Botanical Garden, encouraging them to find a new home ultimately ensures the safety of the public, property and the eagles.