Olander Park geese can be contentious. They like to hide near the walking path and spook passers-by, primarily by honking and running.
Besides providing a scare for some visitors to the Sylvania park, officials say the geese are also this year having an impact on the spring-fed 28-acre lake — a popular destination for swimming, fishing, and boating — with the waste they leave behind.
While officials stress the water remains safe for swimmers, several spiked water quality readings have been recorded recently in Lake Olander. Higher than normal readings started around the week of May 29, officials said.