Friday, March 11, 2011

GeesePeace. Training. Humane Population Control. March 2011. Bergen County. Keep Life in the Park.


Here is an announcement from Keep Life in the Park (KLIP) regarding humane geese population control in our public parks.
GeesePeace ,the organization, has been working with government agencies who are enlightened enough to go the humane way in controlling the geese population in parks and the general area.
Remember, not too long ago, families of geese in Bergen County parks were surreptitiously herded into a truck and gassed to death by the USDA. The gassing took place in the wee hours of the day to escape detection and public outcry. If not for an early morning hiker who cried foul, the gassing would have continued unchecked.
The Bergen County Board of Freeholders quickly condemned the practice and outlawed the gassing of any geese in the county. I am still awed by that class act that other counties can't seem to follow.
GeesePeace will show us how they do it in these training sessions. I can make it to the 8pm sessions, and so I'll see you there.
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Hi Wildlife Lovers!

The Bergen County Parks is sponsoring training in the Geese Peace protocol for humane geese population control. Please come to this important training and be a part of a humane movement for coexisting with these special creatures.

The training will be held on March 22 and March 24 at McFaul Environmental Center Wyckoff. There will be two sessions each day:

· March 22, 2011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

· March 24, 2011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

I look forward to seeing you at one these trainings.

For the Animals,

Julie
KLIP

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Hi Ted. As I just looked up at the sky this morning to observe a flock of geese fly in perfect uniform, I thought how glad I was that they make up part of our natural landscape. What a tragedy about the mass killings.

Thank you for spreading the word about this. At the Hackensack Riverkeeper cleanups, there are often people who trained through GeesePeace to do double duty while we're picking up beer cans and water bottles, which seem a greater nuisance than the droppings.