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News & Notes

ONTARIO: "A 'toxic' pond in Brampton has retired veterinarian Dr. Maureen Harper worried. Again. After a female trumpeter swan, known as Mama, died from lead poisoning from a pond near Heart Lake, Harper took it upon herself to contact the property owner, VANDYK, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and Peel Public Health to clean up the pond. That was a year ago. And Dr. Harper says very little has been done since." Read more...

IOWA: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Shelby County Conservation Boards’ Swans & S’mores will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at Prairie Rose State Park. The second program will be on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. at Nishna Bend Recreation Area. The public is encouraged to attend one or both of these free programs to learn about Trumpeter Swans, their biology, and restoration efforts. Attendees will be allowed to feel the live swan. Following the program there will be a chance to make some S’mores. This swan will be arriving from the Maryland Zoo on Friday. On Monday it will be going to its winter home along with a swan from the Bronx Zoo. In the spring both of these swans will be released in Southwest Iowa. You also can have a chance to see the Bronx Zoo swan at Lake Anita State Park on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

IOWA: "Three men have been charged after they shot a trumpeter swan in eastern Iowa, having mistaken it for a snow goose, authorities said...The men confessed when they were interviewed...The DNR said the swan has been preserved and will be displayed for education and outreach purposes...The citations are punishable by fines and fees totaling $322.50 for each man." Read more...

COLORADO: "A few decades ago, a trumpeter swan in Colorado would have been either amazing or a mis-identification of a tundra swan. The trumpeter population was too small for any to wander into Colorado. The population has grown, and now a trumpeter swan or two pass through Colorado almost every autumn. Just a few years ago, a trumpeter swan spent the winter on Lower Hoffman Lake just north of McKee Medical Center." Read more...

WASHINGTON: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has re-established a hotline to report dead, sick, or injured swans in northwest Washington counties. This is part its ongoing effort to assess the impact of lead poisoning on trumpeter and tundra swans.

People can call (360) 466-4345, ext. 266, to report dead, sick or injured swans in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and other western Washington counties. Callers should be prepared to leave a short detailed message including their name, phone number, location, and condition of the swans. The hotline is available 24/7 through the end of March." Read more...

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