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Canada goose control at Bush Lake

No one wants to encounter what is left behind by wayward geese. Flocks of the fowl sometimes visit Bush Lake Beach, 9140 East Bush Lake Road. 

Droppings from geese are more than a nuisance and can spread disease, including E. coli. To keep the beach safe for swimming, the City controls geese in several ways. Park Maintenance administers a control program that focuses on public safety, sanitation concerns and the health of the animal population. A contractor and a volunteer provide assistance in the ongoing effort by installing Mylar stringers to encourage geese to relocate, and by dragging the beach daily to discourage geese habitation.

Remember, do not feed geese or any other wildlife. For information, visit blm.mn/parkcare or call 952-563-8760.