Denver Direct: Citizenry Questions Waterfowl Fatalities

Friday, July 9, 2010

Citizenry Questions Waterfowl Fatalities

(Ed. Note: This is an important article on the Purple Pipewater – from the Washington Park Profile here.)

by Paul Kashmann

These are very difficult scales to balance. Exactly how many pollutants are acceptable in a park lake and how many does it take to foul the water? How many dead birds are acceptable, and how many constitute a needless tragedy?

These questions seem to be at the heart of an ongoing debate over why waterfowl continue to die off in disturbing numbers in City Park’s Duck Lake, what is the root cause of that die-off and what can be done to alleviate the situation. (Continue reading…)