News from Kamloops

August 11, 2014

Hungry goats move to Kenna Cartwright

Kamloops, B.C. –– After spending some time munching in the Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park, Kamloops’ famous weed-eating goats have moved onto Kenna Cartwright Park.

The City of Kamloops has brought back Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control to use goats for controlling weeds as part of the City’s invasive plant management program.  The selected sites are difficult to manage by other means (hand-pulling, mowing, herbicides) due to topography, sheer size, and proximity to water.

Want to come out and see the goats?  Rocky Ridge Vegetation Control has a goat for petting and educational purposes at Kenna Cartwright. Please note that all park users with dogs must keep them on a leash in target areas.

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Media Contact:
Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3888
healthylandscapes@kamloops.ca