Edgewater council approves measure for geese population control

The Edgewater Borough Council has approved a measure to control the goose population in the town.



The borough will contract USDA Wildlife Services to gas the geese to euthanize them, a plan that animal rights activists opposed.



"There's definitely a more humane solution to what they're deciding. It's very disheartening to see this," says Edgewater resident Amanda Marshall.



Mayor Michael McPartland says that the biggest concern is that much of the town was becoming inundated with goose droppings, and that children play near them.



Edgewater officials previously told News 12 New Jersey that they have tried several different methods for goose population over the years besides gassing, but none of them worked.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."