On Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m., the City will bring in approximately 40 goats from Spring Valley-based, ScapeGoats, to help mitigate invasive buckthorn along White Pathway. Utilizing a goat grazing program will allow the City to clear the unwanted vegetation in a sustainable manner and avoid chemical use.
The goats will be in an enclosed, double-fenced area. We invite community members to head over to White Pathway to observe the goats from afar and enjoy their presence! However, for the goats’ safety, the interior fence will be a live electric fence. There will be clear signage informing the public that the fence is “hot.”
The goats are expected to complete their work by Monday, July 4, at the latest. The goats will return in early September for a second phase of grazing.