Press Release

June 17, 2020

Soaring Eagle Wetland

New Name reflects area's ecology

Photo of a Green HeronState College, PA - The Board of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation recently announced the name Soaring Eagle Wetland as the new designation of its wetland located in Huston Township, Centre County. The name draws on the area’s ecology, referencing the Bald Eagle Creek that forms the southern border of the wetland and the migration of golden eagles along the Bald Eagle Ridge, the largest in the eastern United States.

The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is adapting Soaring Eagle Wetland to make it accessible to all individuals regardless of physical ability. Currently, a grass trail encircles the wetland, running alongside the riparian buffer of the Bald Eagle Creek. In 2021, the Soaring Eagle Wetland will be enhanced with ADA-compliant features that allow all persons, regardless of physical limitation, the opportunity to experience the restorative benefits of nature. A new accessible trail through the wetlands will afford visitors glimpses of the multitude of wildlife, wildflowers and unique birds that stop over during their migration. The pristine Bald Eagle Creek, accessible fishing pier and wildlife observation area will allow visitors the opportunity to fish and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. An education pavilion near the entrance will provide opportunities for programs and events. Groundbreaking is expected at the end of this year.

April 2020 Kevin Regan & Phin along the Bald Eagle CreekDirections to the Soaring Eagle Wetland (formerly Tom Ridge Wetlands) may be found on the website: For more information, email or call 814-238-8138.

The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation was established in 2004 to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment through much-needed financial support for wildlife conservation efforts and education. Since its inception, the Foundation has supported projects including wildlife and wetland habitat improvements, creek and lake restorations, the Seedlings for Schools and Pollinator Garden programs and student educational opportunities. A fully accessible, ADA-compliant wetlands that will provide residents of central Pennsylvania with an outdoor learning space and nature observatory is planned for 2021. The Foundation’s mission connects all wildlife and nature enthusiasts to the great outdoors, including birders, hunters, anglers, students and everyone with an appreciation for nature’s treasures. For more information, visit

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