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Posted on: October 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Goats Returning to Wilson Park to Continue Invasive Species Removal

Goats and Invasives


October 5, 2015

Contact: Kristina Jones
Volunteer & Community Programs Coordinator
Parks & Recreation Department

Goats Returning to Wilson Park to Continue Invasive Species Removal

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department will again be utilizing goats for invasive species removal in Wilson Park. During the summer, Adopt-A-Park volunteers, Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas, began clearing invasive plants from an area in the southeast corner of the park

Goats will be at Wilson Park beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, unless it is raining. A temporary electric fence will be erected to help safely contain the goats, and their owners will be onsite while the goats are present. The fence will display cautionary signage and be surrounded by a secondary orange construction fence as an additional safety buffer.

The community is invited to come and see this innovative method of combating invasive plants. Watch the furry creatures chomp away at privet, honeysuckle, grapevine, and other aggressive species. Once the goats are gone, volunteers will continue to clear invasives from the hillside, which will be replanted with native shrubs and trees after the unwanted vegetation is removed and under control.

To find out more about how you can volunteer in City parks and help in the battle against invasive species, please contact Kristina Jones,


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