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May 2017

30 hungry goats to be released in Saint Paul


On Monday, May 1, thirty eager goats will be released along the bluff edge at Indian Mounds Regional Park in Saint Paul to kick off the city’s first-ever effort to reduce the spread of invasive species using goats. Over the next several months, goats will roam inside fenced-in sections of parkland along the Mississippi River in Saint Paul to eat unwanted vegetation – the most environmentally friendly way to enhance the natural habitat. Goats are well-suited for this work because they are easily able to navigate the steep bluff-edge terrain, are light on the land, and enjoy eating brushy, woody vegetation. This effort is led through a partnership between Saint Paul’s Great River Passage team and the Natural Resources Section, which is facilitating an environmentally friendly, multi-year approach to ensure that natural plants are able to flourish along the Mississippi River.
WHEN: Monday, May 1
3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian Mounds Regional Park
10 Mounds Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55106
WHO: The following people will be available for interviews:
Jake Langeslag, Goat Dispatch
Adam Robbins and Emily Dunlap, City of Saint Paul Natural Resources
CONTACT: Clare Cloyd
612-760-5074 (c)

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