Marion Students Build Osprey Nesting Platform

A local high school had a problem with osprey nesting in the lights on the football field.

Instead of shooing the birds away and destroying the nest, they decided to create an alternative home.

Marion schools had to clear the football lights of the nest, it could cause a fire.

So the DNR worked with the school's shop class and they built a platform to house the large nest.

This morning consumers energy posted a 70 foot pole for the platform to sit on, creating an entirely new, safe home for the osprey when they return in the spring.