Control / Reduce Canada Geese on Waterfront, Parks & Trails
Too many Canada geese and their droppings along waterfront, beaches, walkways, parks. This an environmental and health issue. Adults, children and pets step in it, pets roll in it, kids fall in it. Their droppings pollute our water and close the beaches. Also causes infections in the pets. I heard there is a certain type grass they don't eat. Maybe planting that would move them on. They really are very unhealthy and unsanitary to be around.
I propose we cull the simple minded citizens who feed the geese in violation of posted notices not to. Well not necessarily cull them but fine them within the limits of the law.
Town of Oakville commented
Canada geese are protected through the Migratory Bird Act federal legislation. We have a Goose Population Management program in place that includes egg oiling to control local breeding geese, a large relocation in June to collect molt migrant geese, and habitat modification in several waterfront parks. We hope to implement other landscape improvements along the waterfront to reduce the opportunities for loafing geese. Learn more by visiting http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/goose-management.html
Elizabeth Hamvai commented
Ah if only my dog would be allowed to chase them leash free early morning before the parks get busy...