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New lights at Mill Lake used to deter geese

The city has installed LED lights at Mill Lake to deter Canada geese.  - File photo
The city has installed LED lights at Mill Lake to deter Canada geese.
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New lights have been installed at Mill Lake Park in an effort to deter geese.

The new lit buoys float in the lake and were installed as part of the city's Canada goose population control program.

According to Environment Canada, numbers of Canada geese have increased dramatically in recent decades and are now at unprecedented numbers.

The lights in Mill Lake are solar powered, flashing amber LED lights that they city says will discourage the geese from nesting by disrupting their roosting patterns at nights.

For more information about Canada geese populations visit Environment Canada’s website at: https://www.ec.gc.ca/mbc-com/default.asp?lang=en&n=98A918B1-1. For information about the city of Abbotsford goose population control program, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 604-859-3134.

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