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Crow relocation efforts continuing this week at University Park

The Penn State Office of Physical Plant is continuing its crow relocation program. The campus and surrounding community can expect to hear loud bangs and whistles, specifically in and around an area of College Avenue and Burrowes Road near Hammond Building. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of Physical Plant (OPP) will continue with its crow relocation efforts in the evening hours on Thursday, Dec. 1, on the University Park campus. The campus and surrounding community can expect to hear loud bangs and whistles, specifically in and around an area of College Avenue and Burrowes Road near Hammond Building.

All relocation activities are safely conducted by highly trained and experienced physical plant employees. Team members will be wearing reflective safety vests.

OPP plans to continue periodic crow harassment until they leave for the spring. Pressure washing of sidewalks will commence as soon as the first days of warmer weather arrive.

Last year, approximately 3,000 migrating crows landed on campus causing unsanitary and unpleasant conditions. OPP's goal is to discourage this mass roosting and the accompanying sanitation problems. No crows are harmed by the relocation and harassment activities.

The campus community can report bothersome crow activity and campus sanitation concerns by contacting Susan Bedsworth at sjb5001@psu.edu or calling 814-863-9620.

Last Updated December 01, 2016

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