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May 13

Goats return to Menlo Park

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 7:14 pm by Clay Curtin

The hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for one more week, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a non-toxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City’s Integrated Pest Management Policy. The goats are cared for 24 hours a day by an on-site shepherd and herding dogs. The park is broken into small sections using a low-voltage electric fence so the goats graze the area effectively before moving on to another area of the park. Visitors are welcome to watch the goats, but any dogs must remain leashed and under control.

Sharon Hills Park goats