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.…
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City of Denver oversees Garland Park round-up of Canada Geese at dawn
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.
Park police intimidate citizen lawfully witnessing Canada goose round up at Garfield Park, Denver
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..."
Read Denver’s Update on Resident Canada Goose Damage Management
At the May, 2020 Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, Vicki Vargas-Madrid, Wildlife Program Administrator presented an update on the city's Resident Canada Goose Damage Management program. You can review the slides here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/PRAB/2020/CanadaGooseDmgMngmntUpdt_PRAB-May2020.pdf or download the PDF below.…
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Denver’s Silent Spring: No Public Engagement on Canada Geese in 2020
In 1962 Rachel Carson galvanized the nation with the publication of Silent Spring. In this work of scientific journalism, she opened with a story entitled “A Fable for Tomorrow” in which a small town in the heart of America undergoes…
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CPGC to Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Help us get timely, accurate answers from Denver Parks and Recreation management
The following public comment was presented to the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, May 13, 2020 , by Courtney DeWinter, Core Team Leader – Canada Geese Protection Colorado Canada Geese Protection Colorado asks the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory…
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CGPC Questions Denver’s transparency about 2020 goose management with 4CBS Denver
Dr. Carole Woodall, CGPC co-founder and core team leader says, “They have stated in writing that they have not made a decision whether or not they are going to cull the geese, however why would there then be the need to have a depredation permit and a contract with USDA? So that’s something that needs to be asked of them.".