Our Story

Canada Geese Protection Colorado (CGPC) is a grassroots organization, formed by Denver residents after 1600+ geese in Denver parks were exterminated without public notice in 2019. Shortly after the initial goose captures and killings, we pressured the city for answers to what had happened to the geese, what their plans were for the coming year, and whether they would be willing to work with us. Our members have called the auditor’s office, spoken to the Denver City Council, the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, organized, participated, and attended forums at the Multicultural Mosaic Foundation, the University of Denver, and City Park Friends and Neighbors.  

As 2020 began, we worked with Denver Parks and Recreation to provide volunteers to help oil eggs. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the City canceled the program and proceeded with the lethal round up of an additional 517 Canada Geese. We continue to advocate on behalf of transparency, accountability of processes and procedures, public engagement, partnership, and the humane treatment of Canada geese and avian species in Colorado.  

A community formed in response to the lethal roundups with various individual perspectives on why the action was wrong while all sharing a sense of sadness for the loss of lives within our parks and confusion at the lack of community consultation. The CGPC core team has since collated these sentiments and formulated their grievances within a philosophical anti-oppression, decolonizing framework. 

We are an all-volunteer organization with a core team that helps guide the group’s efforts. 

There is much work to do, please, take action today. 

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