PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
The geese in the 435-acre park have grown so populous that their feces, along with contaminated storm water that washes into the park, contributes to the pollution of the ponds and lakes.
To protect the ponds, park managers, working with state and federal officials, this month had 400 goose eggs oiled, keeping them from hatching. Some 410 geese were removed and killed, and their meat donated to charity.
Workers later put up orange signs, telling people in English and Spanish not to feed the geese and ducks.