Elk Grove Park Wildlife Protection

Fishing Moratorium

The Cosumnes CSD will enact a temporary ban on fishing in Elk Grove Park Lake from June 3 through November 18, 2019. Fishing is being prohibited during this 6-month period to allow the District an opportunity to develop a wildlife protection plan.

The wildlife in Elk Grove Park - primarily ducks and geese - are being injured, and in some cases killed, by improperly discarded fishing-related debris.

Canadian goose standing on the grassy banks of Elk Grove Park Lake

Community Input

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. 

The CSD will hold a Fish and Wildlife Community Meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm in the CSD Board Chambers (8820 Elk Grove Blvd.) to receive valuable feedback from residents and share potential options intended to improve Elk Grove Park wildlife health and safety.

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