Dont feed the waterfowlWith the onset of fall, many people are beginning or continuing a fall/winter tradition of feeding waterfowl that reside in our city lakes and ponds, so the City is continuing to educate on the dangers of this practice.

Human food is junk food for ducks and geese, and without seeking other food sources, they don’t get the nutrients they need to survive. Waterfowl that are malnourished or devoid of vital nutrients develop abnormalities such as deformed, “propeller” wings, decreased reproduction, lowered energy and the loss of flight ability.

Appreciating nature can still be a family tradition, however, and the City suggests several waterfowl-related alternatives to feeding at