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Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program
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Volunteers Needs for Geese Management Program

From Fairfax County:

        Help control our growing resident Canada geese population in Fairfax County!  Do you have nesting geese on your private or public property?  Would you like to manage these geese due to public safety, human health, or environmental impact concerns?

            Volunteers are needed for the Geese Management Program in April and May. Come join the Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist and participating stakeholders. Volunteers will learn to use a safe and humane technique (addling) to manage resident geese populations. Addling is a simple process applying corn oil on eggs to prevent embryo development.

            A public Geese Management training session is scheduled at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax VA 22035) on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 (4pm - 5pm) in Executive Conference Room 232. Volunteers will learn general geese ecology and behavior; how to locate and identify nests, and how to addle eggs. Volunteers will work in small teams.

            If you are interested in becoming a Geese Management Volunteer, contact the Fairfax County Wildlife Biologist by email victoria.monroe@fairfaxcounty.gov or office phone: 703-246-6868.

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