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May 18

Grazing goats return to Menlo Park

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Good news! The popular and hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a non-toxic alternative to using herbicides and just one of the many environmentally-friendly practices within the City’s Integrated Pest Management Plan. The goats are cared for 24 hours a day by an on-site shepherd and herding dogs. The park is divided 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.

After the goats complete their work at Sharon Hills Park, they will graze the undeveloped section of Sharon Park  Visitors are welcome to watch the goats, as long as dogs are leashed and under control.

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