Eagle On Alliance Attorney Katherine Meyer of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal wrote to Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones on behalf of EOA alleging illegal bald eagle nest removals at Norfolk Botanical Garden.
The Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk illegally removed bald eagle nests, group says
An advocacy group has threatened legal action if city officials fail to comply with permit requirements for the destruction of bald eagle nests or, even better, find an alternative to removing nests.
Eagle On Alliance, formed in response to the city’s decision to destroy eagle nests at the Norfolk Botanical Garden next to Norfolk International Airport, has hired Katherine A. Meyer, a Washington-based environmental attorney. She sent a letter to City Manager Marcus Jones on Tuesday alleging the city removed more nests than allowed and some later than the permitted time. A March 5 nest removal was a “flagrant violation” of the federal permit, according to the letter.
WAVY coverage: City accused of violating eagles permit
The City of Norfolk is accused of violating a permit when it removed the bald eagle nests at the Norfolk Botanical Garden last year. An attorney for Eagle on Alliance sent a letter to City Manager Marcus Jones earlier this week accusing the city of violating the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries permit.