News from Kamloops

Oct 23, 2014

Hungry goats heading to Pineview Valley

Kamloops, B.C. – After munching away on noxious weeds in the Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park, Kenna Cartwright Park, and the Tournament Capital Ranch in Raleigh, Kamloops’ famous weed-eating goats will be moving on to City-owned portions of green spaces and wetlands in Pineview Valley. They will be there this weekend, October 25th and 26th.

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

Come and see the goats in action!  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