USDA using pyrotechnics in Elmendorf Park for egret deferment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services is conducting deferment activities in Lake Elmendorf Park associated with the egret population. Activities include using small pyrotechnics that sound like fireworks. These activities will take place in the morning from approximately 6-8 a.m. and again later in the day from approximately 5-8 p.m. This will be daily for at least the next two months.

This is part of an effort that began in 2019 to thin the population of egrets in the park because of the threat of bird strikes to aircraft from nearby Kelly Field.