Diana mentioned it at our training at The Stable, and has reinforced the message in several emails during the past few weeks: Ridgewood GeasePeace is part of a much larger, regional effort. Assuming the scale shown on Google Maps is accurate, this shaded circle shows the approximate area GeesePeace intends to cover in the tri-state region: communities within a 60-mile radius of midtown Manhattan. (How cool is Google's My Maps feature, by the way?)
The Norwalk River Watershed falls within this area. From The Ridgefield (CT) Press comes this story (hat tip to Diana) about an egg-oiling project launched this year by the Norwalk River Watershed Initiative, an organization working to restore the watershed by improving water quality, habitat and flood management through local decision making:
The Norwalk River Watershed Initiative is launching a watershed-wide education and egg oiling project to manage the resident Canada goose and is looking for residents to become involved.
The multi-year project focuses on educating the public and training volunteers and municipal staff to implement egg oiling, a Humane Society-endorsed technique where geese eggs are coated with corn oil to prevent hatching.
According to David Feld, Norwalk River Watershed Initiative volunteers attended a GeesePeace symposium held last year in Tarrytown, NY, and have participated in GeesePeace training in Greenwich, CT.
The Norwalk River Watershed encompasses several towns in Connecticut—Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding and a tiny sliver of Weston—and Lewisboro, NY.