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Goats Are Helping With Weed Control In Boulder

Have a problem with weeds? Not to worry, just bring in the goats to eat them! That's exactly what the City of Boulder is doing to control noxious weeds.

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Goats have been used effectively by the city for more than a decade as a control for many different weed species.  “They can get into difficult areas and eat even prickly weeds before eating the grasses,” said Joy Master, conservation ecologist for Boulder Parks and Recreation. 

The goats will be utilized at the following city-managed properties:

  • Burke II (Bobolink Trail and Old Tale Road)
  • Area III near 26th Street and Yarmouth Avenue
  • Boulder Reservoir dam faces
  • Boulder Reservoir Water Treatment Facility
  • Near the Big Bluestem Trail in southwest Boulder

[ City of Boulder

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07/15/2013 4:43PM
Goats Are Helping With Weed Control In Boulder
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