Grazing goats return to Sharon Hills Park in Menlo Park
The hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a nontoxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City of Menlo Park’s Integrated Pest Management Plan.
The goats are cared for 24 hours a day by an on-site shepherd and herding dogs. The park is broken into small sections using a low-voltage electric fence so the goats graze the area effectively before moving on to another area of the park.
After the goats complete their work at Sharon Hills Park, they will graze the undeveloped section of Sharon Park, near the corner of Klamath Drive and Sharon Park Drive. Visitors are welcome to watch the goats, as long as any dogs are leashed.
Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019
From Menlo Updates; used with permission