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Wildlife feeding ban adopted in Cerritos

September 23, 2016

The Cerritos City Council recently approved a ban on feeding wildlife at Cerritos recreation facilities with areas of water to protect the health and safety of the public and birds and animals.

The City's Parks Division has reported an increased accumulation of excrement and uneaten human foods at the bottom of the pond, walkways and surrounding areas of Heritage Park, which experiences the highest number of patrons feeding ducks, fish and turtles in the moat. There has also been a continuous decline in the water quality of the moat, which is attributed to the increase in the duck, fish and turtle populations.

Signs banning wildlife feeding will be posted at all Cerritos recreation facilities with bodies of water.

 

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