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What is the Alcoa Eaglecam?

In 2010, Alcoa in Riverdale (just upstream from Bettendorf) installed a webcam overlooking a bald eagle nest and it soon ranked among the world’s 25 most visited web cam sites.

A pair of bald eagles in 2009 built their 7-foot nest in a tree along the Mississippi River, part of the 400-acre property owned by Alcoa, which operates the world's largest aluminum rolling mill nearby.

Shortly after installation of the web came, the eagles fledged a pair of eaglets. Employees and the community helped name the eagle initial pair eagles "Liberty" and "Justice."

Each year, an online poll is used to help name new eaglets. 

Alcoa EagleCam

Alcoa’s EagleCam at its Davenport (Iowa) Works facility has been named one of the Top 25 most interesting webcams of 2012 by EarthCam.com. The Alcoa EagleCam is located above a nest, which is home to a pair of bald eagles named Liberty and Justice.

The camera was visited more than 12 million times by people from more than 80 countries during 2012.

“This award recognizes the impact our webcam is having around the world,” said Rob Woodall, Director of Manufacturing at Alcoa's Davenport Works. “The camera helps educate people on the resurgence eagles are having in this part of the country and highlights our work to protect the environment here in Iowa and everywhere Alcoa operates.”

Alcoa EagleCam a top 25 webcam in 2012



Alcoa’s EagleCam at its Davenport (Iowa) Works facility has been named one of the Top 25 most interesting webcams of 2012 by EarthCam.com. The Alcoa EagleCam is located above a nest, which is home to a pair of bald eagles named Liberty and Justice.

The camera was visited more than 12 million times by people from more than 80 countries during 2012.

“This award recognizes the impact our webcam is having around the world,” said Rob Woodall, Director of Manufacturing at Alcoa's Davenport Works. “The camera helps educate people on the resurgence eagles are having in this part of the country and highlights our work to protect the environment here in Iowa and everywhere Alcoa operates.”

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One Watershed

With the support of Alcoa, River Action launched a series on what is being done to improve water quality in the Mississippi River watershed.










Below are recent videos by CBS4 WHBF-TV on environmental/watershed issues in the region:



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