Monday, April 4, 2011


Essex County is looking for volunteers to participate in GeesePeace, a county-wide program that uses humane methods to control the Canada geese population.

The program is geared to limit the birth of goslings and is endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States.

Training will be provided through an “on-call” system based on the number of volunteers who are interested in participating.

“The growing population of Canada geese has affected our residents’ quality of life, and we are committed to continue our partnership with Essex GeesePeace to help control the goose population in a humane way,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “Participating in this volunteer program is a great way for individuals, families and organizations to get involved and contribute to your community,” he added.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to combine our resources and work together toward humane, effective solutions to wildlife conflicts,” Essex GeesePeace Volunteer Coordinator Del DeMaio said. “Community schools, private property owners, golf course managers, public works officials and others should be calling on us for assistance to learn how they can coordinate efforts to improve effectiveness and efficiency,” she added.

If you want to volunteer, contact Essex County Environmental Affairs Coordinator Tara M. Casella at or 973-228-8776.

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