Now that’s a lot of goose poop

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

You can help improve our waterfront by not feeding the geese. Bird feces contains bacteria that can be a health hazard and can close our beaches during the swimming season.

Bread and food scraps do not provide nutrition for geese and gulls. They also become more dependent on people. Also, birds fed scraps lose their fear of humans and can become aggressive.

One Canada goose can poop up to 60 times a day. The most polluted water at our beaches is at the shoreline, in ankle-deep water, where children tend to play.

Feeding birds is unhealthy for them and for us. Feeding the birds equals no swimming.

Bay Area Restoration Council

Now that’s a lot of goose poop

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

You can help improve our waterfront by not feeding the geese. Bird feces contains bacteria that can be a health hazard and can close our beaches during the swimming season.

Bread and food scraps do not provide nutrition for geese and gulls. They also become more dependent on people. Also, birds fed scraps lose their fear of humans and can become aggressive.

One Canada goose can poop up to 60 times a day. The most polluted water at our beaches is at the shoreline, in ankle-deep water, where children tend to play.

Feeding birds is unhealthy for them and for us. Feeding the birds equals no swimming.

Bay Area Restoration Council

Now that’s a lot of goose poop

News Aug 14, 2009 Ancaster News

You can help improve our waterfront by not feeding the geese. Bird feces contains bacteria that can be a health hazard and can close our beaches during the swimming season.

Bread and food scraps do not provide nutrition for geese and gulls. They also become more dependent on people. Also, birds fed scraps lose their fear of humans and can become aggressive.

One Canada goose can poop up to 60 times a day. The most polluted water at our beaches is at the shoreline, in ankle-deep water, where children tend to play.

Feeding birds is unhealthy for them and for us. Feeding the birds equals no swimming.

Bay Area Restoration Council