AMHERST, NY (WIVB) – A maintenance worker at a medical park in Amherst has been charged with intentionally spraying the nest of a Canada goose with a chemical.
The Department of Environmental Conservation investigated the incident at the Windsong Medical Park in late May after receiving a complaint.
Lab results confirmed that samples of glysophate, the active ingredient in the widely available herbicide, Round-Up were found on the destroyed nest.
The man was charged with unlawful attempt to take wildlife by the use of a pesticide along with failure to use a pesticide in accordance with labeling instructions. The worker’s employer was also charged with allowing the commercial application of the pesticide without proper certification.