Walnut Creek Patch article by Donna Lynn Rhodes |
The Scoop on the Poop Not long ago, Donna Lynn Rhodes was stepping out with the British royalty—allegedly. This week she’s sidestepping the poop at Walnut Creek’s Heather Farm Park.
Two things I want to clear up straight away. One: The park is not called Heather Farms. It’s Heather Farm. Two: It’s not OK to ignore the signs and feed the geese.
Heather Farm Park is a jewel in the City of Walnut Creek’s crown. It is 102 acres of year-round nature, fun and recreation. So why let a little poop get in the way?
San Lorenzo Patch article by Sonja Sharp | Geese:
You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here
It’s a problem as old as California itself. Once upon a time, the stately black-and-white Canada goose was a migratory bird, visiting the East Bay en-route to harsher climates. But then, like so many of us transplants, the geese got complacent. They stopped leaving.
Soon, weary of hearing about our endless blue skies, tracts of unbroken green and moldy bread for days, their families made the trek. First sisters and brothers, then aunts, uncles, cousins, and then those relatives nobody could remember having ever seen at a family wedding. Pretty soon, they were acting like they owned the place, chasing kids and leaving their one to three pounds of daily refuse wherever they liked.