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Goats at Kenna starting this week

Goats can eat many weeds toxic to other animals, making them an ideal form of noxious weed control.
July 25, 2013 - 10:58 AM

KAMLOOPS – The weed eating goats that made national headlines last year are back for a second round with the weeds at Kenna Cartwright Park.

Integrated pest management coordinator Karla Hoffman said earlier this year she is already amazed with the results and was anxious to see what a second season with the Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control goats would yield. Last year the goats spent 11 days working on a 30 ha section of the park.

After spending the winter at the Tournament Capital Ranch the herd of 450 goats are heading back to Kenna this Friday and will be there through Aug. 9. People using the park are reminded to keep their dogs on leash in the target areas during this time.

The company is offering a chance for people to come out and learn more about the program while they are at the park and will also have a goat on hand for those wanting to get up close with one.

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