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Don't Get Goosed On The Anacostia

Find out how environmental groups are dealing with these big birds in the river's wetland areas.

Malini Suri, communications/research volunteer with the D.C. Environmental Network, did some digging into the goose situation around the Anacostia River's mouth.

Restoration work done to replant native plants in the river's wetlands has, at times, been decimated by these huge honkers.

Read more about the work done to accomodate both flora and fauna at www.dcen.net.

The National Park Service has released the Anacostia Park Wetland and Resident Goose Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. It's open to public comment until Sept. 26.

Otzi Jr September 13, 2011 at 11:48 PM
Thanks for the topic and links. Maybe they should consider allowing the hunting of Resident Geese on the D.C.stretch of the Anacostia, the same as Maryland does on its part of the river. Saves the plants, reduces the substantial amount of goose poo going into the river, contributes financially to the parklands, and feeds the citizenry. (Soaked long enough in marinade and crockpotted, and they're pretty edible.) Besides the environmental concerns, if you've ever witnessed the numbers of them in the area, you might start flying out of BWI.(smile)
Matthew D. McKnight September 14, 2011 at 04:24 PM
http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/wildlife-management/nuisance-animal-management/controlling-wild-geese/how-addle-and-o

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