https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY9BPKitOBA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR13J70g3XMNNNM0mEGfDtmzpqIPFtHmaQnkc9N0Mz3cFRDht4DCYB7RG6U Lake Watch is a citizen science effort being initiated in metro-Denver to help improve the scientific understanding of urban lakes and ponds as wildlife habitats. Members of the public are encouraged to join the effort to observe, evaluate, and…
Although COVID has altered our daily lives and routines, one positive effect has been increased public presence at City Council and Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) meetings. Public comments as well as virtual attendance continues to be steady.…
August 10, 2020, Denver, CO - Canada Geese Protection Colorado (CGPC) acknowledges the recent “Update Summary of 2020 Goose Management Efforts” by Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) Deputy Executive Director Scott Gilmore that “although we do not have final data…
Dr. Marc Bekoff writes "Killing simply doesn't work, and even if it did, it's ethically indefensible. It's nothing more than a fast, temporary, and violent solution that violates codes of decency, respect, and compassion."
First Gentleman Marlon Reis calls for a "forward-thinking approach to urban wildlife management" and shares that wildlife biologists say Denver Parks and Recreation's "year-to-year culling of urban wildlife is costly to taxpayers, scientifically ineffective as a long-term solution, and woefully inhumane."
CGPC) has learned Stacie Gilmore (District 11) may be voted president of Denver City Council tonight, July 20, 2020. A vote for Gilmore is unacceptable to CGPC due to the conflict of interest presented by her husband, Scott Gilmore, being DPR's Deputy Director. Contact your city council member today and tell them you do not support this.
For Denver's Canada geese, and Mary Oliver, thank you for reminding us of our "place in the family of things."
In the pre-dawn hours of Friday, July 10, 2020, Denver Parks and Recreation and the USDA Wildlife Services herded Denver's Canada geese out of the water, corralled them tightly in fences, picked them up by their necks and wings, stuffed them into crates, and trucked them off to be slaughtered. Canada Geese Protection Colorado members and members of the public bore witness to this unnecessary act this morning at Garland Park.
Early this morning, a Denver citizen was intimidated and unlawfully prevented from observing the round-up of Canada geese which occurred July 9, 2020 in Garfield Park. She writes, "They had two cops parked in a parking lot on Mississippi next to one another facing opposite ways. One of them aggressively whipped out of the parking lot right when they saw us and sped up then got right behind us. Clearly trying to intimidate us from going to the park..."
On July 8, 2020, in the quiet early morning hours at sunrise along the peaceful banks of Sloan's Lake, Eve Ruiz Ulloa witnessed Denver's hired contractors - USDA APHIS Wildlife Services - round up Canada geese at Sloan's Lake.