Alton, IL

Ameren Program Protects Birds

Story by WBGZ Radio

Local utility companies in Illinois and Missouri are continuing their efforts to protect some of mother nature's creatures. Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri have been participating in the Avian Protection Program since 2010 and have spent the last two years working to retrofit older power lines with protective covers that allow birds such as bald eagles, hawks, ospreys and owls to perch on the lines without being injured according to Ameren Illinois Spokesman Brian Bretsch.

He says those improvements have shown results

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Bretsch says Ameren Illinois worked with an outside agency to create a map of the locations that are occupied by those types of birds most frequently and then began retrofitting 1,400 structures on those 150 circuits.

For more information on this program visit the links below.

Ameren Wildlife Protection:

Illinois Raptor Center:

 Treehouse Wildlife Center:

 World Bird Sanctuary:

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