For Release: 05/16/2020

36 hours left to #SquawktheVote and name our peregrine falcon chicks

Green Bay — This is it … there are just over 36 hours left to vote to name our peregrine falcon chicks after your favorite things about Wisconsin.

Since our last update, "Cream Puff" and "Bubbler" have solidified their leads as the top names, but "Kringle," "Tundra" and "Blaze" have gained some ground.

The names with the most votes will be used for the eight peregrine falcon chicks born at Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies power plants this spring.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. You can vote as many times as you’d like between now and then to make sure your favorites get picked. The winners will be announced next week.

Peregrine falcon program

WPS and We Energies are honored to be a part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population. The Department of Natural Resources added peregrine falcons to Wisconsin’s endangered species list in the 1970s.

Since our first successful nest box in the mid-'90s, 402 peregrine falcons have hatched at our facilities. The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the WPS and We Energies facilities ideal nesting sites.

This program is another way WPS and We Energies demonstrate environmental stewardship. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, we are committed to a cleaner future.

For More Information, Contact:

WEC Energy Group