Reese F. Lukei, Jr. Raptor Trail

The Reese F. Lukei Raptor Trail is a network of trails in southeastern Virginia dedicated to Reese Lukei in appreciation of his decades of volunteer work with raptor conservation, wildlife education and nature trails (vbgov,2017).


Reese Lukei was recognized Oct. 29 at First Landing State Park for his long-time efforts to protect raptors, educate the public about birds of prey, and the role he played in creating and maintaining trails for nature lovers. A portion of trails at Bay Bay National Wildlife Refuge, False Cape and First Landing state parks, Kiptopeke State Park on the Eastern Shore, and the Virginia Aquarium were dedicated to the conservationist (Focke 2017). Click here to read more about Reese in the Virginian-Pilot.

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