Elk Grove Park Lake is home to a wide variety of ducks, geese and other waterfowl. These animals are enjoyed by thousands of park visitors every year, and many people bring food to feed them. Unfortunately, this simple pastime is actually very bad for the birds.
Human foods, such as bread, chips, and crackers, lack the nutrients birds need to stay healthy, and can lead to serious health conditions. Birds that routinely eat human foods can develop a deformity, known as angel wing, and lose their ability to fly.
Here are a few ways to enjoy birds without feeding them:
Remember to be kind, don’t feed the birds.
Consider joining Partners for Parks if you would like to help protect Elk Grove Park Lake and the wildlife that lives there.
You may fish during normal park operating hours, from March 1 – November 30. Fishing is prohibited on the same calendar day as any fish plant.
These dates are subject to change.
The following regulations are in effect at Elk Grove Park Lake:
To date, the CSD has received an abundance of feedback related to improvements to Elk Grove Park wildlife health and safety, and improvements to fishing practices at the park. CSD Staff has used all of this input to create a comprehensive Wildlife Protection Plan.
The Cosumnes CSD Board of Directors approved this Staff Report on October 16, 2019.