Stop Honeymoon Lake's board members from killing Migratory Canadian Geese!
In 2011, 19 geese and goslings were captured and killed because they were pooping on some of the board members lawns, and one of the board members complained that a nesting goose had attacked their dog. Now it is 2012 and the killing is set to happen all over again. Some members of the Honeymoon Lake community have refused to employ non-lethal measures to help ensure that geese do not congregate and nest on their lawns. Instead they have called in the USDA's Wildlife Services to kill more geese.
By signing this petition you are asking the board and community members to engage in a non-lethal approach by taking preventative measures. Some options include:
-Fencing. Monofiliment wire, Chicken Wire, Plastic Netting and some other fencing materials are reliable and safe ways to keep the geese off of your property.
-Plant shrubs, small bushes and other plants that are a minimum of 30 inches in height (to keep the geese from seeing over them, which makes the area less appealing for nesting/grazing) along the edge of the water.
-Keep a 6 inch high, 2-3ft. wide line of grass along the waterline. Geese dislike being in tall grass, as it is a perfect place for predators to sneak up on them and their young.
-Use scarecrows, lasers, noise devices, eyespot balloons and/or flags and streamers that are naturally intimidating to the geese and make those areas less habitable.
-Do not feed the geese!
-Post signs in different areas around the lake that remind people to stop feeding the geese. They can say something like, "Too many geese in one area may force the municipality to have them killed: please don't feed the geese!".
This petition will soon be sent to:
Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN)
Whidbey Animal Guild (WAG)
Island County Audubon Society
Island County Commissioners