Do families picnic at the park along North Street? Do bridal parties, after posing for photos, linger at the park behind City Hall? No and no.
Outsiders may wonder why, but everyone who lives in Milford knows. Geese. The Soggy Truth, a children’s book produced last year by some Milford schoolchildren, interested adults, the Public Health Department and the mayor’s office, shows park turf pecked bare, strewn with feathers and feces. The book’s message? “It’s much healthier for [geese] to eat their natural food, not soggy bread….When they don’t eat lots of bread and popcorn there is less poop.”