Population stabilization is effective, responsible and economic

We are advocating for the use of humane non-lethal methods to reduce the Canada goose population in Collins Park.


Save The Geese fundraiser

June 2 2007
Save The Geese participated in the Scotia village wide garage sale - all proceedes are being used to fund the border collie lease.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped!

More volunteers and funding are still needed. Please see the volunteers and donations sections listed under HOW YOU CAN HELP to provide your support.

Mary Liebau of Coast is Clear Farms and Kennels in Scotia

May 28, 2007
Mary Liebau provided expert training on hazing techniques and border collie handling. Now phase 2 of the 2007 Population stabilization program is complete

follow this link to read more on the News 10 website

david feld at Scotia village hall

3/15/2007 David Feld of GeesePeace gave a brilliant presentation on Population Stabilization techniques

the GeesePeace plan has proved successful in every community in which it was applied

approximately 20 members received instruction on proper egg oiling methods

grassroots group saves the geese

July 19, 2006

Three days was all it took.

Saturday morning, June 3, I arrived at Collins Park in Scotia with my wife, Kat. As the rain fell, we met up with Laura and Matt Brown, residents of Scotia. We counted almost 200 Canada geese, the very ones sentenced to death in the coming weeks at the behest of the Scotia village board... CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE STORY...

a comprehensive approach

a comprehensive approach utilizing volunteers is economical and effective

click here to learn why roundups are an expensive and simply don't work

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UPCOMING EVENTS -- Please scroll down for more information.

Population Stabilization Plan

  • The population stabilization plan is a cooperative effort between Save The Geese, the village of Scotia and the Schenectady Airport.
  • More volunteers are needed. Please see the volunteers section listed under HOW YOU CAN HELP to sign up and help.

ward stone on wamc

Listen to Dr. Ward Stone In Our Backyard Mondays at 8:30pm (repeated Saturdays at 1:30pm) on WAMC public radio to hear more about the efforts to save the Canada geese in Collins Park. Click here to listen to archived programs.

canada geese and public health

Do Canada geese pose a threat to public health in Collins Park? Judge for yourself by visiting Canada Geese and Public Health, a concise report from The Humane Society of the United States.

support from local businesses to save the geeseDon't Gas the Geese!

  • Show your support by wearing a Don't Gas the Geese T-shirt, available at Tee-Zone in Crossgates Mall (lower level next to Godiva, across from the Apple Store) -- -- 518-464-9023. The owner, Ray, has offered us a discounted price!
  • Drink coffee! Visit the Village Coffee Shop at 127 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia -- 518-388-0092. Thank you for your support!
  • Utilize a mix of services from Adirondack Elixir Co., Inc., including Commercial Graphic Design, Portraits, Logos, Gourmet Foods, DJ Services, Editing, and Ghostwriting. Contact Dian or Brett VanDerVolgen at or 518-693-7354. View Dian's beautiful illustration of Canada geese!
  • Eat at the Skyport Diner at 37 Freemans Bridge Road in Scotia (at the end of Maple Avenue) -- 518-382-9773. Thank you for your support!

Business owners: Please show your support! Send email to with your location and phone number.