This past weekend, the Lake Guntersville State Park honored longtime park naturalist Linda Reynolds for her brainchild and passion for the Eagle Awareness Program.
Her family, friends, fellow coworkers and employees in State Park system showed up for her to be recognized for her hardwork for the 30 year old program.
Linda has been retired for many years, but her legacy is ever present today as the program reaches it's 30 year anniversary this year.
Many speakers including longtime park superindentent John Meredith had everyone smiling and in tears as he shared his many heartfelt memories with hiring and working with Linda.
Desoto State Park superintendent Ken Thomas also spoke and had the crowd rolling with his quick wit and memories as being hired and working for her.
Ann Miller with the Alabama Wildlife Center and Mark Jackson, Superintendent of Lake Point State Park also spoke about their personal experiences with Linda and how she also went above and beyond to educate and care for the wildlife.
Lake Guntersville State Park Superintendent Micheal Jeffries presented her with a plaque and unveiled the sign for the future Linda B. Reynolds Nature Center, to be located in Lake Guntersville State Park.
The Eagle Awareness Program will continue each weekend now through February 22nd. Visit their new website at
http://www.alapark.com/lake-guntersville-state-park for a complete listing of each weekend's speakers and details.