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.


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.

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...

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thank you for your donation

Thank you for making a donation to save the Canada geese in Scotia! We appreciate your support. Donations will be used to further our abilities to keep the Canada geese safe in Collins Park and maintain a clean atmosphere. Money will be used for equipment, education, advertisements, publications, etc.

For monetary donations, you can:

  • Visit the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Scotia to make a donation. Mention your donation is to SAVE THE GEESE.
  • Mail your donation (check made payable to "Animal Protective Foundation" or "APF" with "SAVE THE GEESE" in memo) along with this donation form (click here to download) to the APF.
  • Call 518-374-3944 ext. 114 to make a credit card donation by phone. APF accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see APF - Ways to Give or contact the APF at 518-374-3944 ext. 113 for more information.

Also feel free to contact with additional questions.

For other ways to help, please see how you can help. Thank you!

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.