Grant Funding May Help in Effort to Control Nuisance Geese

If the Sturgeon Bay city council agrees, the effort to rid the city of nuisance geese will continue with the application for grant funding through the Department of Natural Resources. Since September, the city parks and recreation department has been researching ways to reduce the number of geese and prevent damage caused by the birds along the waters of Sturgeon Bay. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has suggested egg oiling and goose roundups and estimated the costs related to an abatement program at about $7,400. The DNR grant, if approved, would pay half of the costs involved. Staff is recommending that the city apply for the DNR grant funding. The other options available include paying for an abatement program without the grant or doing nothing at all.

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