LETTER: Birds' homes taken away

Recently the City of Abbotsford installed LED lights at Mill Lake to deter the breeding of Canada geese. The lake is now almost entirely devoid of waterfowl, including buffleheads, scaups, coots, and the formerly ubiquitous mallards.

As a friend of mine, who walks the lake almost daily, remarked: “I’d rather have too many geese than none at all.”

Mill Lake is a natural nesting site for all kinds of waterfowl. They were here first. We’ve taken away their homes.

Robert Martens


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.