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Several residents came to the Bend Parks and Rec Board, armed with protests over the possibility that geese in Bend parks would be euthanized.  Park and Rec Executive Director Don Horton, at Tuesday night's work session stated that they do not want to consider killing geese in order to keep their numbers manageable.

" We will continue to egg oiling, and hazing of geese, like we've done for the past couple of decades. But we will be capturing immature geese and relocating them to Summer Lake. But there's no plans for us to euthanize geese this year."  Horton went on to explain that they needed to submit a request to the federal government for permission to kill the geese, just as a precautionary measure, but there was never any real consideration of that procedure actually happening. He says the oiling and hazing have done a very god job at keeping the geese numbers in check.

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  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

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