1/21/17 – The Beaver Dam Operations Committee this week gave the go-ahead to install an eagle nest at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Director of Utilities Rob Minnema says a city employee pointed out the increase in bald eagles in the area and a conversation was started with a local birder, Jack Bartholmai, on placement and other needs. Minnema says there will be no cost to city taxpayers and the minimal funds needed should be covered by donations. His hope is to eventually have a camera on the nest with a link available on the city website. The structure may be up in time for this season but Minnema is more optimistic about next year.