There are many ways you can get involved in our efforts to help end the war on NYC's Canada Geese, some of which are below. Please also see our 2012 Goals page to get a better idea of what volunteers have actively carried out, as well as the Media Response Team for information about spreading our message to the public and dispelling myths.
If you see any geese around NYC, let us know! This will help us ensure that we are aware of geese that may be targeted by the USDA. The USDA conducts monthly surveys and is generally aware of where geese are. Please fill out the form below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An important component of advocating against geese kills is an educated public. Members of GooseWatch frequently visit parks across the city and beyond, and take the opportunity to let others know that the geese are subject to execution by USDA Wildlife Services. We encourage you to download our flier and help hand them out when you go to parks in your neighborhood. Please help GooseWatch NYC by printing and distributing this flyer in parks near you, as well as anywhere else in NYC where friends of geese might be found
Download our flyer from Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133697647/GW-Main-Flyer-for-Distribution
Download and print:
Join a Committee
In September 2012 members of GooseWatch NYC met to discuss ideas for moving forward with our campaign. Here is a recap of that meeting.
Committees were formed, individuals were assigned to these committees, and concrete tasks were discussed. The purpose of creating committees is to allow coordination between members
who want to work on a specific aspect of the campaign, and to prevent any one member from being spread too thin amongst all the outstanding tasks and instead only focus on a few areas in which
they are especially skilled and interested. It is also to encourage members to take ownership over a few discrete tasks, put work into them, and see them through. It's also important not to
take on more than you can handle.
The committees are meant to function independently of each other and ideally consist of a chair and several members. If chairs can be established to take ownership of the committee, coordination between groups can be accomplished between committee chairs. We formed several committees, and hope you will join one:
Organizational Development - Discuss and implement organizational structure, group dynamics, decision making process, group mission
Research - Compile research and investigate various issues including air safety, environmental and ecological issues, and meat processing
Media - Assist with press releases, and media relations
“On the Ground” - Coordinate with bird rehabilitators and establish protocol for website what to do when we encounter or receive a call about a distressed or injured goose or other bird, continue to monitor populations of geese throughout NYC and elsewhere throughout the year, create a database where members can input location date and times of geese sightings
Coalition Building - Establish relationships with other groups and individuals who support our mission
Legal - Perform legal research, discuss ideas and strategy, and potentially to coordinate with legal professionals regarding legal action
Political - Contact government representatives on issues, follow political action, and keep track of politicians that might favor our cause
Administrative - Website development, Social Media, Promotion
Please email email@example.com to sign up.