The two swans the Town of Smiths Falls purchased to deter the geese will arrive this afternoon (July 4) at 5 p.m. and residents are invited by the town to come out and welcome them.
The swans will be released into the upper basin at the end of Duck Island with the hope that their presence will discouraging the geese from nesting .
The swans will reside there in the spring, summer and fall and will be housed offsite in the winter.
There will be a naming contest for the swans and the public is invited to submit their name suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A name will be selected from the submitted list and the winner will receive a small thank you gift for their contribution.