Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Do Not Feed The Birds!

Yesterday we opened Toronto's 10 Beaches to Lifeguard Duty. Four of the Beaches, Cherry Beach, Ward's Island, Hanlan's Point and Woodbine Beach, are designated swimmable by international Standards.

However, water quality staff continue to face an uphill battle even at the swimming beaches against birds and waterfowl. When these delicate creatures are fed a steady diet of PEOPLE FOOD they dump high quantities of fecal matter into the water system. This raises the ecoli readings to unsafe levels.

This year staff are launching a campaign for our beaches and for our water system in general, asking that Torontonians please stop feeding the birds. Enjoy the birds, but please don't feed them.