Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Maria (the goose) moves to the L.A. Zoo

I'm happy to join community members in announcing that Maria -- the goose who makes her home at Echo Park Lake – will live at the Los Angeles Zoo while the lake is drained and repaired as part of a restoration project. Maria will be returned to her home when the project is completed.

Maria is a special part of the Echo Park community and we want to make sure she is in a safe place during the restoration project. The L.A. Zoo will take good care of her while her home gets remodeled, and her friends will still be able to visit her.

Dominic Ehrler (pictured above) accompanied Maria to her temporary home and said that he is "relieved that Maria will be safe and comfortable and not too far from her friends.”

I would like to thank the Echo Park community - particularly Dominic Ehrler and Christine Peters - for working with my office to help find Maria a temporary home. I would also like to thank the L.A. Zoo for agreeing to take good care of Maria while her home is renovated.