Blytheville park has goose waste problem

Blytheville park has goose waste problem
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville started having a problem with goose waste at Walker Park about three years ago.

Parks and Recreation Director Elroy Brown said the over-population of the geese is raising health concerns.

Brown said the goose feces covers a large portion of the sidewalks.

The droppings can carry infectious diseases that can be harmful and even fatal to humans according to Brown.

Brown has asked the city council to consider voting on an ordinance that will ban people from feeding the geese.

"Like the council brought up, the problem will continue to exist as long as people are feeding the waterfowl," said Brown.

Two hydrants will be placed in the park to keep the sidewalks clean.

The city council will discuss the proposed ordinance at their next meeting.

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