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Posted on: March 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Canada geese egg oiling program now OPEN for homeowners

Geese at Mill Pond

It’s that time of year again and we are looking for your help to manage the resident population of Canada geese in town. 


Many lakes, ponds and rivers have been identified by the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission staff as being impacted by an over abundant population of resident Canada geese. These populations pose disease threats to residents, especially in high-use public properties and has a negative impact on the environmental quality of our rivers and streams that flow into Long Island Sound. 


The Conservation Commission uses a three-part approach to manage its resident Canada goose population which includes 1) stabilizing the population, 2) hazing geese on certain high-use and/or environmentally-sensitive properties, and 3) educating the public about problems associated with feeding geese and reaching out to residents about the Commission’s population stabilization program. 


We are planning to continue our efforts to stabilize the population in accordance with the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s approved method of oiling recently laid eggs.  This method has also been approved by The Humane Society. For more information about the Town’s efforts to manage the resident Canada goose population, please see the Conservation Commission page on the Town’s website:

You can help by notifying us if you have a resident Canada goose nest on your property. Please complete the consent form online at 2022 Canada goose monitoringif you agree to allow us onto your property to conduct egg oiling in the coming weeks. 

 If you have any questions about geese, please contact us:

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