The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

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This week we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the environmental holiday started by Wisconsin’s own Senator Gaylord Nelson. To mark the occasion, we welcome Marge Gibson of the Raptor Education Group back to our WPR Studios to discuss the progress made since the first Earth Day in 1970 in protecting our environment, and bringing back from the brink of extinction the American bald eagle and other previously endangered species. Gibson is one of the world’s premier wildlife rehabilitators, and has nursed back to health hundreds of injured eagles, hawks, owls and waterfowl at her organization’s headquarters in rural Antigo. She first received international acclaim in 1989 when she supervised the wildlife rescue operation following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

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