The Eugene School District has a message for neighbors near Willagillespie Elementary School: Bring out your dogs!

With the blessing of the school, the city of Eugene and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, safety specialist Dan Fuehring hopes to temporarily convert the play fields east of the school into a sort of off-leash dog park between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The reason?

Flocks of Canada geese, responsible for depositing voluminous quantities of cylindrical, greenish-brown feces on the grassy fields each day.

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