The City of Texarkana, Texas has partnered with a local contractor, Little’s Critter, to relocate approximately 30 ducks and geese from Spring Lake Park that are considered and or identified as domesticated.
Originally, Texas Parks and Wildlife instructed the city to leave the animals at Spring Lake Park during the dredging of the lake. The ducks and geese were expected to naturally migrate as necessary. Upon a follow up observation, TPW recommended that the domesticated animals be relocated.
Dredging activities will bring the pond to a depth of 10 feet, and the pond will be dewatered to facilitate the construction efforts. The project will also include the installation of gabion baskets with rock to support and enhance the perimeter of the pond.
The relocation began yesterday evening, July 26, 2017 and will take approximately 3-5 days. The birds will be relocated to Karrh and Wallace Parks.