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Public Safety Message Regarding Wild Pig Population in Lafayette

Post Date:12/10/2019 3:21 PM

As a public safety measure, the City of Lafayette is taking steps to control the wild pig population in Lafayette, specifically in the Burton Valley and Lafayette Community Park areas. The City, through its Parks, Trails & Recreation Department, has hired a licensed trapper and is coordinating efforts with the Lafayette Police Department and California Department of Fish & Wildlife to ensure that this invasive wild pig population is controlled safely. 

In addition, the City is taking a number of other proactive public safety measures, including closing some nature trails, in order to protect residents from this dangerous species. It is very important that Lafayette Community Park visitors keep children close when using trails, keep dogs on leash at all times, and always obey all signs posted in the park.  Once the wild pig population is no longer a risk to park visitors, all trails will be reopened. 

Should you have any questions regarding the City’s work to control the wild pig population in Lafayette, please call the Parks, Trails & Recreation Director, Jonathan Katayanagi, at (925) 284-0832. 

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