The information we’re sharing in this post is provided by Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow. For a copy of their Canadian Geese brochure and to learn more about what you can do for the future of Buckeye Lake, visit www.BuckeyeLakeforTomorrow.org or contact them at:

Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow
P.O. Box 676
Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

Let’s Talk About Canadian Geese:

Migratory vs Residential

Migratory Geese arrive in the Spring and continue their journey north, returning in the Fall on their way back south.

Residential Geese stay with us all year long and create quite a mess on our beaches, yards and farmland. In addition, they are the primary source of E-Coli bacteria at our beaches.

We are no longer able to walk to the picnic tables in the park without stepping in goose poo. Water quality in the lake is negatively impacted by the excess Phosphorus created by Canadian Geese Feces. It is estimated that an adult goose can produce the equivalent of 50 pounds of fertilizer per/year. Our beaches are no longer usable in the summer due to excess geese droppings.

Ok – they are cute and kids love to feed them bread, however, that only encourages them to stay here and enjoy the special treats we are feeding them.

Please, please, don’t feed the geese.

One effective way to reduce the residential flock is to addle the eggs or coat them with oil. This can be a dangerous activity, so if you don’t know what you are doing, hire a professional.

The information we’re sharing in this post is provided by Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow. For a copy of their Canadian Geese brochure and to learn more about what you can do for the future of Buckeye Lake, visit www.BuckeyeLakeforTomorrow.org or contact them at:

Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow
P.O. Box 676
Buckeye Lake, OH 43008