Meanwhile the growing population of Canada geese is the prime suspect for E. Coli pollution at the Idaho State Park’s Sandy Point swimming beach below Lucky Peak Dam. The area looks nice, the toll booth is open (but probably doesn’t even make wages), and the geese out number visitors about 20 to 1.
The grass is covered with goose poop and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to calculate the sprinklers that keep the grass green also leach the poison poop into the swimming area. Idaho Park officials have posted warning signs of the health hazard and Wednesday there were only half a dozen people in the entire park.
The poop problem is so profound no one can picnic on the grass or allow children to play there. Based on the GUARDIAN’s visit, the poop in the grass is probably as much a risk as the waterborne pollution.
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