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Assistance with Canada Geese Nests on Your Property Through the Use of GeesePeace

Assistance with Canadian Geese Nests on Your Property Through the Use of GeesePeace

Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood recognizes that there is a great conflict with geese overpopulation in our area, and its effect on the quality of life of our residents. GeesePeace works to help control the rapidly increasing Canada geese population. Residents are encouraged to contact Health Officer, Dawn Cetrulo [email protected] or 201 670-5500 ext. 245 if you have a problem with the geese on your property and/or are interested in volunteering for GeesePeace work in the Village of Ridgewood.

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Village of Ridgewood Looks to Reactivate “GeesePeace”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is looking to reactivate Ridgewood GeesePeace . Originally formed in March 2007, Ridgewood GeesePeace is a group of volunteers that recognized the health hazards associated with the unchecked growth of our resident Canada goose population and acted to resolve this wildlife conflict by implementing humane methods endorsed by major national wildlife protection and humane organizations.

During the first half of the 20th century, migratory geese were captured for use as live decoys. The resident Canada geese in are the descendents of these captive migratory geese. The captured geese, flight feathers clipped, sometimes with light weights on their legs, lured other migratory Canada geese into lakes, wetlands and rivers during the great Canada geese migrations in the spring and fall. These captive geese were also bred in captivity. As a consequence, their descendents do not have biological need to migrate to Canada since geese nest in the area where they were born.