We are asking for your voluntary cooperation throughout the neighborhood to stop feeding and attracting the
wildlife, particularly the ducks, to your front yards. We are asking for you to do this as a joint effort with City Council
District 6 . they have recently posted signs in Wheeler Park adjacent to our neighborhood, to be aware of the over
population issue, the problems this creates for you and your neighbors and the types of foods Ducks are able to digest
The act of attracting excessive amounts of wildlife/ animals, while being done for caring reasons, for the wildlife, is not taking into consideration the full extent of the problems being created for the neighborhood residents & general public at large, respecting the rights of all of your neighbors, to not be unwilling hostages, forced to engage in this activity, doing such is paramount to an act of cruelty and very well may also be creating health issues, BIRD feces(Poop) is known in the past to be linked to illnesses, attracting large groups of large birds (Ducks), is creating hardships for some households in our neighborhood, please take the appropriate steps to ensure you’re not hurting your neighbors.
A few months ago we contacted district 6 requesting help to manage this issue, in response new signs were posted in the park to not feed the city park wildlife ducks and reasons why.
Excessive feeding is a contributing factor to over population, at some point if this continues, there will be calls to reduce the duck population, so it’s imperative that you realize kindness can have unintended consequences.
If you have any suggestions, comments or alternative solutions feel free to share them with us.
The Board of Directors, CHESTNUT SPRINGS OWNERS ASOCIATION, INC.